- Alexander Zeldin
- Performed by
- Amelda Brown, Naby Dakhli, Janet Etuk, Oliver Finnegan, Amelia Finnegan en alternance avec Grace Willoughby, Joel MacCormack, Hind Swareldahab, Daniel York Loh
The first of Alexander Zeldin’s plays to be staged in France, Love highlights the precarious lives of the most disadvantaged in our society, in an intense portrayal of real lives.
Alexander Zeldin believes that theatre should look at society from a new perspective and get as close as possible to what life is really like. This is exactly what the playwright-director does in Love, a play that invites the audience to share the funny and poignant moments that convey the reality of life in a British shelter for the homeless.
Characters of all ages and backgrounds – migrants, the unemployed and penniless pensioners – cross each other’s paths whilst waiting to be moved (at least in principle) to another home. This cohabitation, which is filled both with tension and much love, is a time of waiting.
The humiliation of promiscuity and the temptation to turn to violence are palpable. Brought to life by exceptional actors, Alexander Zeldin’s play focuses on the efforts of each character to keep their dignity. Far from being a simple documentary or example of thesis theatre, Love reinvests existence with an intensity that matches its true nature, which is both tragic and miraculous.