As the country’s homelessness crisis continues to rise, a new play at Birmingham Repertory Theatre is set to reflect on the hidden crisis which many people choose to ignore.

LOVE by Alexander Zeldin opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Thursday 26 January until Saturday 11 February following a critically-acclaimed run at the National Theatre.

In the run up to Christmas, in a city where over 50,000 households are living in temporary accommodation, three families find themselves without a home. A middle-aged man and his elderly mum, a young family with a baby on the way, a woman who’s newly arrived from Sudan. Strangers, they have been forced together; no space is personal.

This new play by Alexander Zeldin, written through a devising process, is an intimate story of family love for our times. Zeldin was inspired to make the show after a friend at the housing and homelessness charity Shelter sent him their annual report on families spending Christmas in B&Bs.

During the run of LOVE at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 50p from each ticket sold will go towards The REP’s ongoing work with people at risk of homelessness.

LOVE runs at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 26 January – 11 February 2017. For more information and to book tickets visit

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