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LOVE on tour

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

a new play by Alexander Zeldin

Autumn 2018
Running Time: 1hr, 30 mins no interval

Hornchurch and Paris

LOVE on tour

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 written and directed by Alexander Zeldin, 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 TimesBeyond Caring.
LOVE continues this unique approach to theatre.

LOVE played at  the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch from 25 to 27 October, the Théâtre de L’Odéon, Paris from 5 to 10 November 2018 and the Comédie de Valence, 14 – 16 November 2018.

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



5 star rating

Gripping, amusing, uncomfortable, desperately moving.

The Times
5 star rating

The National Theatre’s play of the year.

Evening Standard
5 star rating

Gentle, funny, devastating. Turning a national spotlight on the dehumanising reality of being homeless.

Financial Times
5 star rating


4 star rating

Engrossing drama leaves us enraged.

4 star rating

An essential watch. A searing festive show.

Time Out
4 star rating

Potent and emotive.

The Stage

LOVE | Original cast interviews

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

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Production team

Poster photography by David Stewart

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