Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox join Tom Hiddleston in Jamie Lloyd’s Betrayal

Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox join Tom Hiddleston in Jamie Lloyd’s Betrayal

Posted On: Jan 14, 2019
By Spencer Rust
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    Two of the country’s most exciting young stars, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox, will join Golden Globe, Olivier and Evening Standard Award winner Tom Hiddleston in The Jamie Lloyd Company production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 5 March 2019 for a strictly limited season ending on 1 June, directed by Jamie Lloyd

    With poetic precision, rich humour and an extraordinary emotional force, Betrayal charts a compel-ling seven-year romance, thrillingly captured in reverse chronological order. The complexities of the human heart are explored in this, 'the greatest, and the most moving, of all Pinter’s plays' (The Daily Telegraph).

    Zawe Ashton will play Emma. Like Pinter, Ashton was born in Hackney, London. Known for her roles in television sitcom Fresh Meat, the comedy series Not Safe for Work, Wanderlust and the forthcoming Velvet Buzzsaw, Zawe starred in The Jamie Lloyd Company production of Jean Genet’s The Maids at Trafalgar Studios and played the title role in Lloyd’s production of Salomé for Headlong.

    Zawe Ashton said: ‘I’m so thrilled to be part of the journey into the heart of one of Harold Pinter’s most personal pieces of work. As a longtime collaborator of Jamie Lloyd, it’s so exciting to be rounding off such an epic season of Pinter’s work.’

    Charlie Cox, who plays Jerry, is best known for the leading role in Daredevil for Marvel, Tristan Thorn in Stardust, Jonathan Hellyer Jones in The Theory of Everything and Owen Sleater in HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. On stage, he appeared in the 2008 production of The Lover & The Collection, directed by Jamie Lloyd at the Comedy (now Harold Pinter) Theatre, the title role in The Prince of Homburg at the Donmar Warehouse and Nick Payne’s  Incognito in New York.

    Charlie Cox said: ‘I am so excited to be returning to the West End and, indeed, the Harold Pinter Theatre after over ten years, and to be collaborating once again with the brilliant Jamie Lloyd. It feels particularly fitting and special to be working with Jamie on another Pinter play, as our produc-tion of ‘The Lover and The Collection’ in 2008 was amongst the last projects that Harold himself was personally involved with.’

    The play was last seen in the West End at the Comedy Theatre (later renamed the Harold Pinter Theatre in the playwright’s honour) in 2011. Ian Rickson’s production of Betrayal starred Kristin Scott Thomas, Douglas Henshall and Ben Miles.

    Described as 'the greatest, and the most moving, of all Pinter’s plays' (Daily Telegraph), Betrayal marks the culmination of the Jamie Lloyd Company’s ground-breaking Pinter at the Pinter season.

    At the Harold Pinter Theatre from 5 March to 1 June 2019, book your Betrayal tickets today!

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