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.
See it if want to see glimpses of great acting trapped behind an unbearably pretentious design and concept.
Don't see it if you don't like a design team shouting the theme of the play at every single moment and depriving the audience of the journey.
See it if you enjoy complex over complicated, internal brooding over external articulation, and a "quiet" drama. The staging is simple and exquisite.
Don't see it if you are easily bored or distracted by the pauses between the words or don't like plays that tinker with a linear timeline.
See it if The acting, super; the set, minimal yet creatve; very Pinter. 90 minutes of pure theatre.
Don't see it if You expect costumes, lots of scenery, or don't like lots of dialogue punctuated by long silences.
See it if If U read the synopsis on Wikipedia BEFORE U see it, U’ll understand it & love it 4 it is a brilliant script w great actors.
Don't see it if Read synopsis or U’ll be confused & give a low score. The scenes R NOT in order but stage movements will reveal time movement.
See it if You are easily entertained by hearing about someone’s affair. If you must see a story told backwards, see Memento! It is awesome!
Don't see it if You like either a wild musical or a multilayered drama. Betrayal is neither. ! I love slow ponderous dramas if done well, but not this one.
See it if You appreciate masterful acting, and staging. You love clever use of language, and are an Anglophile.
Don't see it if You dislike reverse chronology, and sometimes confusing plot twists. You have trouble understanding British accents. You want stage action
See it if Fantastic production of this iconic play. Three excellent performances with particular kudos to Tom Hiddleston. A must see for Pinter fans.
Don't see it if If you don’t like Pinter’s cryptic style, or don’t like non comedic drama, don’t see this.
See it if The actors did the best acting that they could with the script . Good combo of actors, occasional comedic relief
Don't see it if This show had too much silence in between lines , over dramatic. The play went from present time ..backwards. It was too slow...
See it if you love seeing plays for the acting and exploration of complex human emotions and relationships
Don't see it if the topic of infidelity is a trigger for you; you can't sit through 90 mins straight
See it if You are fans of the actors or you want to see a story told backwards which was refreshing from the norm.
Don't see it if Very slow and subdued. No moment where the tension holds your breath. Slow burn w/o the burn. Also don’t come looking for an elaborate se
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.
See it if Top notch Pinter. Amazing acting. Stark beautiful staging.. Every word has two meanings. Hiddleston is heartbreaking.
Don't see it if You don’t care for intense, spare drama about flawed relationships; sitting for 90 minutes is too long.
See it if you like an intelligent and intense look at a marriage & affair that leaves everyone 'betrayed'.
Don't see it if you want action or humor or a straight timeline
Also Consider this an acting master class.