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 you like Pinter, you don't mind non-linear storytelling, you want to see three excellent actors take you for a journey throug their lives
Don't see it if you can't follow a story told in reverse order
Also the final image is simply beautiful. Best wedding-cake topper ever
See it if You want to see some fine performances.
Don't see it if The dialogue is clunky. The structure doesn't allow for surprises: every conflict has its solution revealed beforehand.
See it if you want to see the most aesthetically pleasing Broadway production: stark and elegant, it feels like a modern art installation
Don't see it if you need lots and lots to be entertained, this is severely minimalist production.
See it if You like spare, insightful plays that emphasize great acting and universal themes.
Don't see it if You must have fast pacing or are impatient with slow, deliberate, non-linear story-telling.
See it if You enjoy watching British people behaving badly. Great direction. Fine performances. Sterile.
Don't see it if You’re idea of a betrayal is an episode of Jerry Springer.
See it if you want to see one of Pinter's masterworks brought to life with the focus being on the script. It's beautiful in its minimalism.
Don't see it if you don't like straight plays or don't enjoy plays that use time in a non lineal way.
See it if You are ok seeing a dramatic play stripped of everything save the actors.
Don't see it if You are looking for an evening of mindless entertainment.
See it if you find Pinter incomprehensible as this production will change your mind.
Don't see it if you are expecting to see a star vehicle for Tom Hiddleston as he is simply one third of a perfect ensemble.
See it if You are a fan of Tom Hiddleston and would love to see him live on stage regardless of what he is playing
Don't see it if The play is slow, the story is cliche. If you want something exciting, it’s not for you.
See it if you love the stars, want to see a brilliantly acted piece where every silence matters, and don’t mind a plot in reverse.
Don't see it if You don’t like non traditional plays, or the weakest scenes being at the end, or minimalist sets, or paying attention to what’s not said.
See it if You love the challenge of a play about a love triangle that goes backwards in time, and is written by a wordsmith for 3 great actors
Don't see it if There is no action or pyrotechnics, moody
See it if you like seeing actor-centric work. These are three clearly accomplished artists plying their craft. The nuance they capture is amazing.
Don't see it if You are triggered by infidelity. If you are annoyed by long scenes or a lot of talking that demands you actually pay attention.
See it if I’ve long wanted to see Hiddleston on stage, but frankly I came for Charlie Cox. He doesn't disappoint with his signature tragic sadness.
Don't see it if If you don’t like sparse staging, can’t follow a story that jumps around in time, or find subtle character studies boring.
See it if you want to see three brilliant actors shining onstage in a stripped down reverse-timeline drama.
Don't see it if you have recent relationship issues and don't want something that might hit close to home. You love fully staged dramas or hate minimalism.
See it if you love Pinter plays and stories about marriages in trouble
Don't see it if you like linear shows, since this one is told in the present and then goes backward bit by bit.
See it if you want a well acted, absorbing drama. It is well acted, brilliantly staged, and fascinating.
Don't see it if you want to just sit back and be entertained. The story goes in reverse and one needs to pay attention. It is worth it.