In the run up to Christmas, three families are placed into cramped temporary accommodation. A middle-aged man and his elderly mum, a young family with a baby on the way, a newly arrived woman from Sudan. Strangers. Forced together. No space is personal.
In this new play by Alexander Zeldin, written through a devising process, the audience are invited to bear witness to an intimate story of family love for our times. Alexander Zeldin's previous work includes the critically acclaimed, 'raw' (Financial Times) and 'unforgettable' (The Times) Beyond Caring. LOVE continues this unique approach to theatre.
PLEASE NOTE: No late comers will be admitted
50p from each ticket sold will go towards The REP's ongoing work with people at risk of homelessness.
Tharwa Hind Swareldahab
Colin Nick Holder
Dean Luke Clarke
Paige Emily Beacock, Darcey Brown, Grace Doherty
Barbara Anna Calder-Marshall
Emma Janet Etuk
Jason Vitaly Outkine, Yonatan Pelé Roodner, Bobby Stallwood
Adnan Ammar Haj Ahmad
Director Alexander Zeldin
Designer Natasha Jenkins
Lighting Designer Marc Williams
Sound Designer Josh Anio Grigg
Alexander Zeldin is supported by the Quercus Trust, in partnership with the National Theatre.
Audio Described Tracks
Alexander Zeldin lays bare both the difficulty and absolute necessity of love and generosity in the harshest circumstances
Harrowing stuff, but inspiring
It will eat into your bones.
This is the National's play of the year - and then some.
Here is a Christmas show for our times...gentle, often funny, but ultimately devastating. Above all, and most movingly, it is a piece about love at its hardest.
Gripping, amusing, uncomfortable, desperately moving
The kind of drama that could literally create political havoc and change lives...If ever a play was written to change society, Love is the one
In Love, the stage has found its first truly great work for austerity Britain – a cry for compassion for those forced offstage in society
The entire ensemble is wonderful
Zeldin creates engrossing drama out of the daily rituals of survival
Drew out some of the most intense audience reactions I’ve ever heard
What's On Stage
Led to a standing ovation
Tickets from £15
Previews (26-30 Jan) from £10
Subject to availability. Group, family, disabled and school rates available via our box office.
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Captioned performance: 6 Feb, 7.45pm
BSL Interpreted performance: 7 Feb, 7.45pm
Audio described performance: 9 Feb, 7.45pm
Approximately 90 minutes with no interval