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A co-production with the National Theatre & Birmingham Repertory Theatre

a new play by Alexander Zeldin

25 – 27 October 2018
Running Time: 1hr, 30 mins no interval

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch


LOVE will transfer to the Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch from 25 – 27 October 2018

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.

LOVE was also performed at the Dorfman Theatre from 6 Dec 2016 to 10 Jan 2017 and at The Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 26 Jan to 11 Feb 2017.


The Dorfman Partner
The Dorfman Partner: Neptune Investment Management   


Birmingham Repertory Theatre Associate Director, Alexander Zeldin, is supported by the Quercus Trust in partnership with the National Theatre



LOVE | Company Interviews

Watch the cast of LOVE discuss the effect they expect the production to have on audiences.

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LOVE rehearsal gallery

LOVE Rehearsal Diary

Diyan Zora is the staff director for LOVE, which opens in the Dorfman Theatre in December. She’ll be keeping a diary throughout the rehearsal period – here’s the first entry.

Read the diary

Production team

Poster photography by David Stewart

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