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…
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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.
See it if I'm not usually much of a Pinter fan, but this stripped down version highlights the intense emotion & phenomenal acting of it's cast.
Don't see it if If you can't sit still or be quiet for 90 minutes. There's no intermission and there's plenty of "Pinter Pauses" so SHUSH.
See it if You enjoy compelling drama with strong performances of a character study driven script that is presented in a more non traditional format.
Don't see it if If you enjoy more action and resolution as opposed to taking away questions about the nature of the relationships that the play presents.
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.
See it if You appreciate the spare dialogue of Harold Pinter, where what is left unsaid is often more powerful than what is said, & brilliant acting.
Don't see it if You like a lot of "action" and spectacle. This is low-key and understated, with a brilliantly conceived yet almost empty set.
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.
See it if The staging is minimalist, yet effective. The acting is phenomenal, especially Tom Hiddleston. He is magnificent in the Venice scene.
Don't see it if Don’t care about great acting. Do not understand subtle and understated performances. Don’t like Pinter. Only want to see more action.
See it if You like a minimalistic show. It's mostly a character study, but an amazingly executed one. You really get to see the character motivations.
Don't see it if you're with a child. It's inappropriate for younger audiences as one of the main topics is adultery.
See it if I saw Betrayal on sept 8th everyone was amazing Tom Hiddleston was amazing and sitting front row and meeting Tom was fantastic.
Don't see it if I loved the show it was amazing
See it if You are a big fan of one of the actors and want to see them on stage.
Don't see it if You desire high drama or intensity. The entire play is VERY slow and subdued. Very little tension, no riveting moments or dramatic scenes.
See it if You like deep looks into what makes us tick. A BEAUTIFUL study of what dishonesty can do to a soul. Plus a STUNNING lighting design!!!
Don't see it if You’re not prepared to think and go with the flow. A bit of a mosaic...you don’t see the whole picture till you have all the pieces.
See it if You must see Tom Hiddleston. Otherwise it's a laborious show that you want to leave about 30 min in. Belongs Off-Off not on Broadway
Don't see it if You prefer a rich story with ... elaborate sets. You want to care about the characters.
See it if Three affected by the deceptions of an affair in this "spin" on Pinter's chestnut. Austere production demands attention to text.Tom's tears.
Don't see it if Even ardent Pinter stans (guilty) will know betrayal in this talking-heads production. Manipulated chronology ticks by.The revolves.Tay's ex
Also Actors giving subtle cinematic performances for the stage.
See it if you like a tense drama with nothing to distract you. There is a minimalist set with great lighting. The actors reign supreme in tight drama.
Don't see it if you like action in a play, an elaborate set and costumes. This play is all about the dialogue.
See it if You like subdued, controlled performances, that despite long deliberate pauses, lose the music of Pinter's words.
Don't see it if Its a static production, elegantly staged and performed, I winced at the "I've hit her a few times" line said w/o rebuttal. It's not 1978.