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Faith, Hope and Charity

a new play by Alexander Zeldin

Playing now until 12 October
Running Time: Approx. 2 hours and 45 mins, including an interval

Faith, Hope and Charity

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.

‘An essential watch.’
Time Out on LOVE

Faith, Hope and Charity 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). 
Alexander Zeldin’s new play promises to be another uncompromising theatrical experience that goes to the heart of our uncertain times.

Content warning
Please note, this production contains strong language. There is also vaping of e-cigarettes and cigarettes smoked on stage.


Production supported by The Polonsky Foundation


Talks and events

Playwriting at the NT with Alexander Zeldin Sat 21 Sep, 10.30am – 1pm
Playwright and director Alexander Zeldin on Faith, Hope and Charity Tue 24 Sep, 6pm
National Debates: Are our Social Systems Broken? Mon 30 Sep, 5.45pm
Creativity from The Choir with No Name Wed 2 Oct, 6pm
Ladybird Ladybird (film screening) Mon 7 Oct, 5.30pm

Faith, Hope and Charity | Inside rehearsals

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Faith, Hope and Charity | Cecilia Noble

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Faith, Hope and Charity | Corey Peterson

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Faith, Hope and Charity | Nick Holder

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Faith, Hope and Charity | Susan Lynch

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Faith, Hope and Charity rehearsal gallery

Faith, Hope and Charity ticket prices and Access performances

Ticket prices

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
*£56, £41, £35, £26, £15
Friday & Saturday eves
*£61, £46, £37, £26, £20
Ways to save
Previews 9 - 16 September

*£50, £35 – £15

Access Performances

Audio-described performances, for blind and visually impaired people:
Fri 4 October, 7.30pm
Sat 5 October, 2.30pm preceded by a Touch Tour

Captioned performances, for deaf or hard-of-hearing people:
Sat 28 September, 2.30pm
Mon 7 October, 7.30pm
Tue 8 October, 2.30pm


*Some of the best seats in the house are premium priced. They help to ensure we can continue to offer low price seats
for all our productions; the National Theatre is a charity and only 17% government-funded. This year nearly 30% of our tickets
are available for £20 or less.

Smart caption glasses

Smart caption glasses are a revolutionary new way for people with hearing loss to enjoy performances at the National Theatre. For the first time, service users can experience our productions, including this one, from any seat in any theatre.

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People wearing Smart Caption Glasses at a performance in the theatre


Production team

Photography by David Stewart

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