LOVE - Birmingham Rep
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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

Creative Team

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


A masterpiece

The Reviews Hub

Alexander Zeldin lays bare both the difficulty and absolute necessity of love and generosity in the harshest circumstances

What's On

Gripping theatre

The Birmingham Press

Harrowing stuff, but inspiring


It will eat into your bones.

The Telegraph

This is the National's play of the year - and then some.

Evening Standard

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.

Financial Times

Gripping, amusing, uncomfortable, desperately moving

The Times

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

Broadway World

In Love, the stage has found its first truly great work for austerity Britain – a cry for compassion for those forced offstage in society

Theatre Bubble

The entire ensemble is wonderful

The Upcoming

Zeldin creates engrossing drama out of the daily rituals of survival

The Guardian

Potent, emotive

The Stage

Drew out some of the most intense audience reactions I’ve ever heard

Time Out

Undeniably powerful

What's On Stage

Led to a standing ovation


Ticket Information

Tickets from £15
Previews (26-30 Jan) from £10
Subject to availability. Group, family, disabled and school rates available via our box office.

Fees and Charges

When purchasing tickets to be delivered to you, a £1.00 postage charge will be added to your order.

Online bookings are exempt from our transaction fees (3% credit cards, 50p debit cards).

Preview Club

£5 tickets are available for 14-30 year olds for performances from 26-30 January. Click here for more information.

Further Information
Accessible Performances
Captioned performance: 6 Feb, 7.45pm
BSL Interpreted performance: 7 Feb, 7.45pm
Audio described performance: 9 Feb, 7.45pm

Running Time
Approximately 90 minutes with no interval
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