According to reviews of its hugely praised run at the National last year, the audience can expect an intense experience from this potent and emotive new piece of theatre and dates are already selling out fast. Homelessness is a horror that affects thousands here alone in Birmingham. And with rent prices rising way above the rate of pay for most service people, it’s unsurprising that the amount of people using temporary accommodation to avoid sleeping rough is also rising at an unsustainable rate. That’s why stories like Love, the new play by Alexander Zeldin (who has already received high praise for his previous work Beyond Caring) are such important ones. A middle-aged man and his elderly mother, a young husband and wife with a baby on the way and a newly arrived Sudanese woman are forced into temporary accommodation on the run up to Christmas. No space is personal. This show is a love letter to family and an important story for our times.
Thu 26 Jan – Sat 11 Feb at The Rep, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP. £10-£15 www.birmingham-rep.co.uk
Uploaded by Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 2017-01-12.
Published on: Mon 2 Jan 2017