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An intimate portrait of a life

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Thu 19 Oct - Sat 4 Nov 2023, 1pm & 7 pm Captioned: Fri 3 Nov, 7pm Audio Described: Sat 4 Nov, 1pm

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I still remember the shock of coming across Alexander Zeldin’s devastating Beyond Caring at the Yard in 2014, a heartfelt and brutal piece about the realities of zero-hour contracts. Since then, Zeldin has made two more shows in his Inequalities trilogy, which have been seen at the NT and across the world. His latest is personal; it's based on hours of interviews with his mother to create a complex and intimate portrait of a life over a time frame that moves from Australia in 1943 to London in 2021. This will be something special from the most distinctive and compassionate of theatermakers.

About The Confessions

Australia 1943 to London 2021, and everything in between. Alice is learning to be herself against the times. But how do the times shape who we are? Playing out over a tumultuous eight decades, Alice’s complex relationships become a common thread in her personal journey, in this intimate portrait of a life. Alexander Zeldin (LOVE, Faith, Hope and Charity) returns to the National Theatre with this international collaboration. Following hours of interviews he brings a real life to stage, with a cast including Eryn Jean Norvill and Pamela Rabe making their UK stage debuts, and music composed by Yannis Philippakis (Foals).