Love - coming to Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
Monday 8 October 2018
National Theatre - Regional theatre - Shows
Casting has been announced for the National Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre's touring production of LOVE, due for a short run at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch.
Scene from Love - photo by Sarah Lee
Running at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch from 25 - 27 October, Love is a production from the National Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
The Queen's Theatre is the only UK venue where audiences can see this immersive drama performed live on stage - this is prior to its broadcast, set to be screened on BBC Two in December.
The show continues the National Theatre's partnership with Queen's Theatre Hornchurch, established through Theatre Nation, a three year programme to grow audiences and increase involvement in theatre.
These partners have already been working together to bring The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time to 8 secondary schools in Outer East London, as well as producing a community musical production of Pericles through Public Acts, a nationwide initiative to create extraordinary acts of theatre and community.
Love premiered at the National Theatre to critical acclaim back in late 2016 and casting for the current touring version has now been announced.
Reprising their roles are original cast members Emily Beacock, Anna Calder-Marshall, Luke Clarke, Janet Etuk, Nick Holder and Yonatan Pelé Roodner.
Waj Ali, Rosanna Beacock and Mimi Malaz Bashir complete the cast.
Writer and director, Alexander Zeldin, commented ...
"The stories I seek to tell are those of the everyday, of apparently simple struggles in Britain today.
I'm delighted that LOVE will visit the Queen's Theatre, to continue to tell a story that I believe we can only tell using this medium."
Apart from the short run at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch, Love will tour to Paris and Valence (more details from the National's website).
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.
Yonatan Pelé Roodner
Mimi Malaz Bashir
Author: Alexander Zeldin
Director: Alexander Zeldin
Designer: Natasha Jenkins
Lighting: Marc Williams
Sound: Josh Anio Grigg
Movement: Marcin Rudy
Production: National Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre
From: Thursday 25 October 2018
Closes: Saturday 27 October 2018
£19, £22, £24
Under 26s - £8
ActDrop full listing for Love