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Previews of Pinter's 'Betrayal' pinpoint art imitating life
Posted Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at 2:16 PM
Photos: Marc Brenner
NEW YORK — "Betrayal" is in the air and clouding the presence of mighty Broadway. Zawe Ashton, Charlie Cox and Tom Hiddleston star in the revival of Harold Pinter's "Betrayal" at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. The first show begins tonight — a limited engagement only — currently with tickets available through December 8.
"Betrayal" is the Broadway debut of all three actors.
“The play is about three relationships,” Hiddleston said. “It’s about a marriage, a friendship and an affair. And, actually, it’s the triangle of those relationships that the betrayals exist."
The play is partially based on the seven-year extramarital affair Pinter had with the BBC's TV personality and journalist Joan Dawson Bakewell in the 1960s.
"It's always a bit like a car crash," Cox explained as Ashton snickered. "It's kind of wonderful and awful, and you can't take your eyes off of it."
Synopsis: "Direct from a standing-room-only hit run in London, 'Betrayal' is the story of an illicit affair that unfolds in reverse — from the end of a marriage to the first forbidden spark."
"Betrayal" (1978) first graced the stage at London's National Theatre. The show's first Broadway appearance came two years later in 1980 at what is now the David T. Nederlander Theatre (formerly the Trafalgar Theatre).
Playwright Harold Pinter won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2005. The last revival of "Betrayal" was in 2013 and featured actors Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz who have been married since 2011.