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A delightful romantic comedy about taking a chance on your fellow human beings, David Eldridge’s acclaimed new play Beginning transfers to the West End from 15 January 2018. Following a sell-out run in the Dorfman, Justine Mitchell and Sam Troughton reprise their critically acclaimed roles as Laura and Danny in Beginning, a Winter must-see smash-hit. Upon its world premiere at the National Theatre, The Evening Standard called Eldridge’s masterful new play ‘the (anti) romance for 21st century London, and quite simply, magnificent.’ 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… so… one more drink? What follows is a funny and tender tale about the first fragile moments of risking your heart and taking a chance. Playwright Eldridge’s theatre credits include Market Boy (National Theatre), Holy Warriors (Shakespeare’s Globe), Miss Julie and The Lady From The Sea (Royal Exchange); In Basildon and Incomplete and Random Acts Of Kindness (Royal Court); and Under The Blue Sky (Royal Court/West End). He also wrote the screenplay for the ninety-minute BBC Two film The Scandalous Lady W, which was broadcast in August 2015 starring Natalie Dormer.


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Until March 24, 2018

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Cast Updates:

Laura - Justine Mitchell Danny - Sam Troughton

Musical By:

Director - Polly Findlay



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