Next Spring will be a bumper few months for Hiddlestoners. The actor will be returning as Loki in Avengers 4, even though he was killed off in Infinity War. He has already filmed scenes but nobody knows if they are flashbacks or the popular anti-hero will be brought back to life. Fans, though, will able to see the actor very much alive and in the flesh for three months only, in a limited run of the iconic Harold Pinter play Betrayal. The news broke today, as well as information on how and when to buy tickets.
When the announcement was made, Hiddleston said: “Betrayal is a masterpiece. Jamie Lloyd’s Pinter at the Pinter season is terrific and I am so pleased that he’s asked me to be part of it.”
The Avengers star will take the main role of Robert in the 1978 play and started a fan frenzy when he posted a cryptic video earlier which showed him in fine dramatic form walking down a dark tunnel looking upset and emotional. At the time, nothing more was revealed apart from the word “Betrayal” across the screen.
Now fans know it was teasing his new play, there will doubtless be a scramble for tickets when they are released.
Watch the video next and scroll down for dates, booking information and more.
WHEN WILL BETRAYAL START?
Director Jamie Lloyd’s new production will open at the Harold Pinter Theatre on March 5 2019, for a strictly limited season ending on June 1.
WHAT IS BETRAYAL ABOUT?
The play tells the passionate and heart-breaking story of a relationship in reverse order. It starts in the present and works backwards, allowing the audience a poignant and bittersweet experience as they watch scenes already knowing the outcome. It is on Pinter’s own seven-year relationship with TV presenter Joan Bakewell.
WHY IS BETRAYAL BEING REVIVED IN 2019?
The original production debuted 40 years ago today, starring Michael Gambon and Penelope Wilton in the lead roles. The new production marks the end of ‘Pinter at the Pinter’ season, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of the playwright’s death on December 24, 2008.
WHEN DO TICKETS GO ON SALE?
Tickets go on sale at 9am on November 30.
Priority advances tickets go on sale to all previous The Jamie Lloyd Company ticket bookers, ATG Theatre Card members and Pinter at the Pinter ticket holders at 9am on November 29.
For tickets and info go to: www.pinteratthepinter.com