Director Polly Findlay has just opened the first production of hers to transfer to the West End, only three months after premiering at the National's Dorfman. Her tender, intense and beautiful staging of David Eldridge's intimate two-hander play Beginning is now recreating its bruising brand of romantic magic at the Ambassadors. When I meet her, however, she's in the thick of rehearsals for a very different project: a new production of Macbeth to open on Stratford-upon-Avon's main stage in March, starring Christopher Ecclestone in the title role.
It’s been a long time since there’s been such a buzz of excitement at the Ambassadors Theatre. The faithful home of West End favourite Stomp for 11 and a half years, it’s time to breathe some new life into the boards. And what better way than with a transfer of David Eldridge’s sell-out play, Beginning.