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Harold Pinter’s Betrayal and Lucinda Coxon’s new play—the best theatre in March 2019

Plus Mark Morris's Pepperland

By Michael Coveney   March 2019


Betrayal, Harold Pinter Theatre

5th March to 1st June

Tom Hiddleston’s welcome return to the West End stage put the seal on director Jamie Lloyd’s six-month season of short Pinter plays with a full-length humdinger. It dramatises the unravelling of a seven-year romance—based on that of Pinter himself with Joan Bakewell, then married to one of his best friends—in reverse chronological order. Since Betrayal’s premiere in 1978, the play has become a classic alongside The Birthday Party, The…

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