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Public booking opens for The Jamie Lloyd Company production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal starring Tom Hiddleston

Public booking opens at 9am today for The Jamie Lloyd Company production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal starring Golden Globe, Olivier and Evening Standard Award winner Tom Hiddleston.  This new production, directed by Jamie Lloyd, will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 5 March 2019 (press night 13 March) for a strictly limited season ending on 1 June.  To celebrate, a new behind-the-scenes shot of Tom Hiddleston, taken whilst filming the production’s viral announcement trailer, is released today. 

As part of The Jamie Lloyd Company’s commitment to accessible ticket pricing, 400 seats are available for under £40 for every performance and over 100 seats are available for £15 for every performance, including a selection of our best seats exclusively for people aged under 30, key workers and those receiving job seekers allowance, which will be released soon. Follow @JamieLloydCo and @ATGTickets on Twitter for information about these tickets and when they will be released.

With poetic precision, rich humour and an extraordinary emotional force, Betrayal charts a compelling seven-year romance, thrillingly captured in reverse chronological order. The complexities of the human heart are explored in this, “the greatest, and the most moving, of all Pinter’s plays” (The Daily Telegraph). Betrayal was first produced by the National Theatre in 1978. The original cast featured Pinter at the Pinter company members Penelope Wilton and Michael Gambon.

Tom Hiddleston returns to the London stage following his acclaimed Hamlet directed by Kenneth Branagh and his Evening Standard Award-winning performance in Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse in 2014.

Pinter at the Pinter is the once-in-a-lifetime season of Harold Pinter’s work, marking ten years since the Nobel Prize winner’s death. The season celebrates the most important playwright of the 20th century in the theatre that bears his name.

Ambassador Theatre Group Productions, Glass Half Full Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions and Benjamin Lowy Productions present The Jamie Lloyd Company production.

Tom Hiddleston is a British actor. His theatre credits include: Hamlet, Coriolanus, Ivanov, Othello, Cymbeline, The Changeling.His film credits include: Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok, Kong: Skull Island, I Saw The Light, High-Rise, Crimson Peak, Thor: The Dark World, Exhibition, Only Lovers Left Alive, Avengers, War Horse, The Deep Blue Sea, Thor, Archipelago, Unrelated. His television credits include: The Night Manager, The Hollow Crown (Henry IV Parts I & II, Henry V), Wallander, Miss Austen Regrets, The Gathering Storm. He lives in London.

Harold Pinter was born in Hackney, London in 1930. He lived with Antonia Fraser from 1975 until his death on Christmas Eve 2008.

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Pinter was lauded throughout his life as one of the greatest living playwrights, who had a revolutionary impact on how theatre was written and performed, and who it represented on stage. An establishment agitator who challenged injustice, he became as famous for his political interventions as for his writing later in his life.

His genius was recognised within his lifetime as a recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2005, the Companion of Honour for services to Literature, the Legion D’Honneur, the European Theatre Prize, the Laurence Olivier Award and the Moliere D'Honneur for lifetime achievement. In 1999 he was made a Companion of Literature by the Royal Society of Literature, in addition to 18 other honorary degrees.

After working as an actor under the stage name David Baron, Pinter went on to be a theatrical playwright, director, screenwriter and actor.

He wrote his first play The Room in 1957 and from there 29 plays, including The Birthday Party, The Hothouse, The Caretaker, The Homecoming, Old Times, No Man’s Land, and Betrayal.  Sketches include The Black and White, Request Stop, That’s your Trouble, Night, and Precisely.

Pinter directed 27 theatre productions, including James Joyce's Exiles, David Mamet's Oleanna, seven plays by Simon Gray and scores of his own plays including his last, Celebration, paired with his first, The Room, at The Almeida Theatre, London in the spring of 2000.

In film he wrote 21 screenplays including The Pumpkin Eater, The Servant, The Go-Between, The French Lieutenant's Woman and Sleuth.

He continued to act under his own name, on stage and screen. He last acted two years before his death in 2006, when he appeared in Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape at the Royal Court Theatre, directed by Ian Rickson.

Jamie Lloyd is the Artistic Director of The Jamie Lloyd Company. His directing credits for The Jamie Lloyd Company include One For The Road, The New World Order, Mountain Language, The Pres and an Officer, The Lover, The Collection, Landscape, A Kind of Alaska, Monologue, Party Time, Celebration, A Slight Ache, The Dumb Waiter and various sketches and poems by Harold Pinter, all as part of the Pinter at the Pinter season (Harold Pinter Theatre); Doctor Faustus (Duke of York’s); The Maids, The Homecoming, The Ruling Class, Richard III, The Pride, The Hothouse and the Olivier Award-nominated Macbeth (all at Trafalgar Studios). His other work includes Apologia (Trafalgar Studios), Guards at the Taj (Bush), The Pitchfork Disney and Killer (Shoreditch Town Hall), Assassins (Menier Chocolate Factory, Evening Standard Award nomination for Best Director), Urinetown (St James & Apollo), The Commitments (Palace), Cyrano de Bergerac (Roundabout Theatre Company, American Airlines Theatre, Broadway), The Duchess of Malfi (Old Vic), She Stoops to Conquer (National Theatre, WhatsOnStage Award nomination for Best Revival), The Faith Machine and the Olivier Award-winning The Pride (Royal Court), Inadmissible Evidence, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the Evening Standard Award-winning Passion and Polar Bears (Donmar Warehouse), Piaf (Donmar Warehouse, Vaudeville Theatre, Teatro Liceo in Buenos Aires & Nuevo Teatro Alcala in Madrid, Olivier Award nomination for Best Musical Revival, Hugo Award for Best Director, Clarin Award for Best Musical Production, ADEET Award for Best Production), The Little Dog Laughed (Garrick), Three Days of Rain (Apollo, Olivier & WhatsOnStage Award nominations for Best Revival), The Lover and The Collection (Comedy Theatre), Elegies: A Song Cycle (Arts), The School for Scandal (Theatre Royal, Bath), Salome (Headlong), Eric’s (Liverpool Everyman), and The Caretaker (Sheffield Crucible & Tricycle). For radio, he directed and co-adapted Orson Welles’ Heart of Darkness (BBC Radio 4). He was Associate Director of the Donmar Warehouse from 2008 to 2011 and a former Associate Artist of Headlong. Jamie was a Macgeorge Fellow with the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Theatre Company in 2016.