Already closed | 1h 30m | Midtown W

Betrayal

From 438 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Slow, Intelligent, Great staging

About the show

Harold Pinter's classic play, which tells the story of an extra-marital affair in reverse order, comes to Broadway starring Tom Hiddleston ('The Avengers'), Zawe Ashton ('Velvet Buzzsaw'), and Charlie Cox ('Daredevil'). More…

From the show:

Betrayal, the sold-out London hit starring Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton, and Charlie Cox comes to Broadway for a strictly limited engagement.

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. Starring Golden Globe and Olivier Award winner Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers), Zawe Ashton (Velvet Buzzsaw) and Charlie Cox (Daredevil) in their Broadway debuts, this stunning production features the daring vision of one of the UK’s most acclaimed directors.

1h 30m | Already closed | Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (438)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Slow, Intelligent, Great staging

48
Slow, Overrated

See it if you haven't ever seen or read a Pinter play. See it if the actors interest you.

Don't see it if you want an absorbing, enlightening play. There was nothing new to offer the audience in this play.

Also I sat in the first row, so I could see every facial expression, but I ... Read more Read less

48
Confusing, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You like time jump shows with minimalistic sets and no forward movement. You like Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Cox.

Don't see it if You expect something with progression of the story and dialogue that goes somewhere.

25
Slow, Overrated, Excruciating, Great acting, Boring

See it if you are a big fan of Tom Hiddleston.

Don't see it if you are expecting something interesting, this show is never ending and horribly boring.

30
Excruciating, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if You like modern and different style.

Don't see it if If you don’t like simple stage, unhappy, sad,hard to hear and understand drama.

18
Slow, Overrated, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing

See it if Don’t see it unless you’re s huge fan of the cast members

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy sad pointless whining by selfish people

0
Overrated boring disappointing, Banal, Slow, Overrated, Disappointing

See it if Do not waste your time. This was disappointing and difficult to sit through.

Don't see it if Just do not see it.

20
Excruciating, Overrated, Slow

See it if You like over dramatic plot lines. The writing was bad. Tried too hard. Awkward at moments.

Don't see it if Don't see it. Period. It was boring and slow AF. If there had been an intermission, I would have left. It was that bad.

32
Slow, Overrated, Dizzying, Disappointing

See it if Not sure

Don't see it if If you prefer a intense , fast pace drama Play dragged, no set so to speak of bare canvas and the back and forth time lapse was dizzying

48
Disappointing, Cliched, Banal

See it if plays with mundane plots

Don't see it if Expect something thought provoking

6
Raunchy, Quirky, Excruciating, Disappointing, Confusing

See it if Dont waste your $$$

Don't see it if DONT GO THIS PLAY!! IT SUCKED!!

26
Boring, Emotionless, Disappointing

See it if Your a true theatre buff who really can appreciate the entire setup of this play and execution.

Don't see it if You expect dramatic acting, a captivating storyline, expect suspense or any emotion.

11
Weird lady, Smelly, Sucks, Borinhg, Bad

See it if You like artsy crap

Don't see it if You like good entertainment

30
Sleep-inducing, Overrated, Dull, Banal, Slow

See it if You aren't sleeping well at night.

Don't see it if You like to be entertained at Broadway shows. It was slow and boring and I actually fell asleep during the show. Worst show I've seen.

During previews
39
Boring, Slow

See it if You want to see a black box show on a very big Broadway stage

Don't see it if You are expecting anything more than characters unlikable talking to each other with no action

Also They used a big Broadway stage and put a small show on it. The big int... Read more Read less

During previews
27
Slow, Overrated, Indulgent, Boring, Dated

See it if you are 1,000% anglophile

Don't see it if you enjoy exciting theatre

Also Not as poignant as Noel Coward's "Brief Encounter"; not as funny as hi... Read more Read less

During previews
40
Slow, Disappointing, Indulgent, Dated

See it if You're a huge fan of the Cox or Hiddleston and don't have strong feelings about the play.

Don't see it if You're not OK with a very self-indulgent, overly-emotional take on what should be a quick, dark, and devastating piece of work.

Also I was pretty astounded to see a whole cast of Brits seem constitutiona... Read more Read less

During previews
30
Excruciating, Edgy, Confusing

See it if You like shows that are more vignette-driven than linear plot.

Don't see it if You like to understand characters' motivations and back stories and have a clear understanding of what the plot is. There is none.

During previews
20
Unemotional, Wasted talent, Pretentious direction, A complete bore., More dead pauses than words

See it if you like bad copies of Van Hove's View From The Bridge...you want to semi sleep for 90 minutes in a FREEZING cold theater set at 68 degrees.

Don't see it if You expect an exciting and emotional play. Expecting a riveting production. You want your money's worth. You expect anything of excellence.

Also The director has nearly destroyed the play. And this was a supposed "h... Read more Read less


September 5th, 2019
CRITIC’S PICK "Tom Hiddleston in a Love Triangle Undone by ‘Betrayal’: Mr. Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox portray three friends in flux in Jamie Lloyd’s revelatory interpretation of a Harold Pinter classic."
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September 5th, 2019
3/5 Stars "Pinter's bone-dry, stiff-lipped tale of infidelity relies upon the audience's faith: It effectively asks that we take its word that these characters are interesting, and invest in them accordingly. But what if we don't? What if these three people...what if they merely bore us?"
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September 5th, 2019
"A High-Powered New 'Betrayal'"
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September 5th, 2019
"Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox play the three points of Harold Pinter's adulterous triangle in Jamie Lloyd's superb production from London."
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