New work at the National Theatre

Supporting commissions for new work at the National Theatre

Project details

At the National Theatre we supported a new play by Alexander Zeldin ‘Faith, Hope and Charity’. Premiered at the Dorfman in September 2019, this is the third in his trilogy of plays (‘The Inequalities’) about community and austerity in contemporary Britain.


In June 2021 Alex Zeldin took his production to international audiences, despite the many challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic. Performances at l’Odéon-Théâtre de l’Europe in Paris received an excellent review in Le Monde, comparing the play to ‘The Cherry Orchard’.


As a Visiting Artist at the 2021 Wiener Festwochen, Alexander Zeldin was invited to present all three of his plays for the first time as ‘The Inequalities’.


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Subject area: Excellence and innovation in the arts


Subject areas

Cultural heritage and digitisation

We support major libraries and museums in digitising and displaying the riches of their collections, to make them available to researchers and the wider public in innovative and attractive ways.

Humanities education and research

We support research in the humanities at significant academic institutions, educational initiatives to inspire young people about the humanities, and the broadening of educational opportunity.

Excellence and innovation in the arts

We support artistic heritage, the development of new creative work and the nurturing of young performers.