Alexander Zeldin’s The Confessions to play a limited run at the National Theatre

National Theatre Associate Alexander Zeldin writes and directs The Confessions at the National Theatre this October.

The piece will play in the Lyttelton theatre from 19 October until 4 November 2023 with music composed by founding member and lead vocalist of Foals, Yannis Philippakis.

Following hours of interviews with his mother in 2019, Alexander Zeldin brings a real life to stage, sweeping from Australia in 1943 to London in 2021 and chronicling a tale for self-realisation against the times.

Playing out over the tumultuous decades of the second half of the 20th Century, we follow Alice’s complex relationships as they become a common thread in this intimate portrait of a life.

Featuring a cast that includes Eryn Jean Norvill and Pamela Rabe as they make their UK stage debuts, the company is completed by Joe Bannister, Amelda Brown, Jerry Killick, Lilit Lesser, Brian Lipson, Gabrielle Scawthorn and Yasser Zadeh.

With set and costume designer Marg Horwell, choreographer and movement director Imogen Knight, lighting designer Paule Constable, composer Yannis Philippakis, sound designer Josh Anio Grigg, casting by Jacob Sparrow, Australian casting by Serena Hill, associate director Joanna Pidcock, dramaturgs Faye Merralls and Sasha Milavic Davies, and voice director Cathleen McCarron.

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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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