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Faith, Hope and Charity

Faith, Hope and Charity

by Alexander Zeldin


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In a run-down community hall on the edge of town, a woman has been cooking lunch for those in need.

A choir is starting up, run by a volunteer who's looking for a new beginning. A mother is seeking help in her fight to keep her young daughter from being taken into care. An older man sits silently in the corner, the first to arrive, the last to leave. Outside the rain is falling.

Alexander Zeldin's new play is the culmination of a trilogy that began with Beyond Caring - 'Unforgettable' (The Times) - and followed by LOVE - 'the National's play of the year, and then some' (Evening Standard). Described as an uncompromising theatrical experience that goes to the heart of our uncertain times it offers a dose of social realism that taps into the humans behind the headlines.

This edition was published to coincide with the world premiere at the National Theatre in September 2019.

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ISBN-13: 9781350154612
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 10/23/2019
Series: Modern Plays
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

At university, Alexander Zeldin created a production of Calderon de La Barca's Constant Princein Cairo, working with local musicians. After graduating, he began work at the Mariinsky Opera directing the Russian premiere of Powder her Face, as well as works by Puccini and Ravel. In 2010 he was selected to helm the European Theatre Company at the Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, collaborating again with artists from the Middle East on a production of Romeo and Julietin Arabic and Italian. In 2011, he was invited to South Korea to direct Macbethwith Yi Youn Taek's Goripae Group (Korean Critics' Choice) and in January 2012, he created a new music and dance-theatre work, "Shemehé", for the British Council-National Theatre Studio-Rustaveli, National Theatre Georgia and Black Battles with Dogsat the Southwark Playhouse. In 2013, he assisted Peter Brook and Marie Helène Estienne on their revival of A Magic Flute. He has also collaborated with dancer Mélanie Lomoff on Code Unknown (Opera Estate/ Bassano Del Grappa, Mousonturm Frankfurt). Since 2011, Alexander Zeldin has formed an ensemble of actors in the UK. Their projects include Doing the Idiots(National Theatre Studio 2012 - a response to Lars Von Trier's film The Idiots), Shemeheand Beyond Caring (Yard Theatre, 2013). His work has been recognised by a nomination to the Rolex Mentor Protege Award in 2012, for the leading young artistic voices of the future.

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