Beginning at the Ambassadors Theatre

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Beginning at the Ambassadors Theatre

Following a sell-out run at the National Theatre, the acclaimed five star production of Beginning transfers to the West End from 15 January 2018.

Justine Mitchell and Sam Troughton reprise their critically acclaimed roles as Laura and Danny, in this season’s must-see smash-hit; a tender and funny story about the first fragile moments of risking your heart and taking a chance.

Polly Findlay directs this new play by David Eldridge (Market Boy, Under the Blue Sky, In Basildon).

The Evening Standard calls David Eldridge’s masterful new play ‘the (anti) romance for 21st century London, and quite simply, magnificent.’

Beginning runs from 15 January 2018 until 24 March 2018 at the Ambassadors Theatre.


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?


The cast features Justine Mitchell (Laura) and Sam Troughton (Danny).


Written by David Eldridge, directed by Polly Findlay with design by Fly Davis, lighting by Jack Knowles, sound by Paul Arditti and movement by Naomi Said.


★★★★★ Autumn’s must-see hit. Quite simply, magnificent. – Evening Standard
★★★★★A gorgeous new play. Wry, funny and touching –  Independent
★★★★★One of the funniest, most touching seduction scenes you’ll ever see on stage – Daily Telegraph

Important Notes

Running Time: Approx. 1 hour 40 mins no interval Age Restrictions: Please note that the production contains strong language and adult themes. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of the show, we are unable to admit latecomers and there will be no re-admittance into the auditorium.

Performance Schedule

Theatre Information

Ambassadors Theatre
Address: West Street, London, WC2H 9ND
Nearest Underground: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176

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