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The National Theatre and Birmingham Repertory Theatre present


by Alexander Zeldin

‘The National Theatre’s play of the year’ (Evening Standard, 2017) comes to Hornchurch this Autumn.

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.

In an intimate story of family love for our times, writer and director Alexander Zeldin (Beyond Caring) continues his unique approach to theatre with this engaging new play. This heart-breaking production shines the spotlight on ‘the dehumanising reality of being homeless’ (Financial Times).

Due to the immersive nature of this production, seats in rows D, E, F and G may not be directly next to each other as shown on the seating plan on our website.


Listen to the BBC Essex radio interview with original cast member Nick Holder.

Age Guidance 15+

This show contains adult language


★★★★★ ‘Heart-breaking’ Independent

★★★★★ ‘Gentle, funny, devastating’ Financial Times

★★★★★ ‘Gripping, amusing, uncomfortable, desperately moving’ The Times

★★★★ ‘Engrossing drama leaves us enraged’ Guardian

★★★★ ‘An essential watch’ Time Out

★★★★ ‘Potent and emotive’ The Stage



7.30pm | 2.30pm matinee


£19 | £22 | £24 (+ 65p QNew Transformation Fee)
Under 26s from £8

Running Time

90 minutes


No interval in this performance


Main House

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