Alexander Zeldin

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Beyond Caring

  • Hayley Carmichael
  • Janet Etuk
  • Victoria Mosley
  • Sean O'Callaghan
  • Luke Clarke
    Yard Theatre & National Theatre

    Four people arrive to work the night shift in a meat factory. They meet for the first time. They are employed as cleaners by a temp agency. They are all on zero-hours contracts.Every shift, they clean. Every four hours, they take a break. They drink tea or coffee together. They read magazines. They chat. As it gets light, they go home or to another job. The cycle goes on. And on. Strangers. Until something stirs, until isolated people get too close to one another, too fast.

    Beyond Caring premiered at The Yard on 1 July 2014 and transferred to the National Theatre's Temporary Theatre on 28 April 2015.


    this understated 90 minutes is quietly devastating... The beauty of the piece, with its double-edged title, is that it eschews sob stories in favour of genuine tragedy

    Lyn Gardner
    The Guardian

    by the end of director Alexander Zeldin’s quietly compelling production, I could barely breathe

    Miriam Gillinson
    Time Out

    precisely devised play is a raw, unsparing exploration of the social corrosion caused by zero-hours contracts

    Natasha Tripney
    The Stage

    quietly devastating piece by Alexander Zeldin

    Sarah Hemming
    Financial Times

    this desolate, quietly intense devised drama gets under your skin and into your bones... unforgettable

    Sam Marlowe
    The Times
    Full Review

    an anguishing tale of zero-hours contracts that wins much more than the audience’s dour admiration

    Maxie Szalwinska
    The Sunday Times
    Full Review

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