Beginning

Beginning Tickets

Following a sell-out run at the National Theatre's Dorfman Theatre, David Eldridge's new play transfers to the Ambassadors Theatre from January 2018. 

Every story starts somewhere.

It’s the early hours of the morning and Danny’s the last straggler at Laura’s party. The flat’s in a mess. And so are they. One more drink?

Polly Findlay directs this new play by David Eldridge (Market BoyUnder the Blue SkyIn Basildon). Tender and funny, it’s an intimate look at the first fragile moments of risking your heart and taking a chance.

Beginning running time: 
1 hour 35 minutes
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About Beginning:

Every story starts somewhere. It’s the early hours of the morning and Danny’s the last straggler at Laura’s party. The flat’s in a mess. And so are they. One more drink?

Beginning Child Policy:
Please note that the production contains strong language and adult themes.
By:
David Eldridge
Director:
Polly Findlay
Lighting:
Jack Knowles
Sound:
Paul Arditti
Design:
Fly Davis
Choreography:
Naomi Said
Cast list:
Justine Mitchell, Sam Troughton
Beginning Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Monday, 15 January, 2018
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 23 January, 2018
Available from: 
Monday, 15 January, 2018
Closes: 
Saturday, 24 March, 2018
Booking to: 
Saturday, 24 March, 2018
MatineeEvening
Monday-7.30pm
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday-7.30pm
Thursday3pm7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday3pm7.30pm
Sunday--

Ambassadors Theatre

Address:
West Street, London, WC2H 9ND
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square
Seating Plan:

Beginning Customer reviews

Our Beginning Review

12 years ago David Eldridge was a founding member of the Monsterists - a collective of younger playwrights urging each other to leave black box theatres behind them and think bigger. Its manifesto included the declaration that a monsterist work should be "Large scale, large concept and, possibly, large cast." A year later he duly premiered Market Boy, under the direction of Rufus Norris (now... Read more

Latest Beginning News & Features

Beginning
National Theatre’s Beginning set to transfer to the West End
Monday, November 6, 2017

David Eldridge’s new play Beginning is set to transfer to the West End following a sell-out run in the Dorfman at the National Theatre. Directed by Polly Findlay, the two-hander stars Justine Mitchell and Sam Troughton as Laura and Danny and is set in the hours after party at Lucy’s house. It will transfer to the Ambassadors Theatre - where Stomp has been running for over a decade - and will run from 15th January to 24th March 2018, with an official opening night on 23rd January. Tickets are now on sale. 

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