Beginning at the Ambassadors Theatre

Ambassadors Theatre, London

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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, London.

What’s the Story?

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?

Who’s in it? Beginning Cast

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

Creative Team

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

Additional Information

Performance dates
Booking to 14 March 2018
Special 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.

Important COVID entry requirements

We recommend that you wear a mask while inside this venue.
Proof of vaccine and/or test
You are required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination in order to attend this performance.
Health check
When you arrive at this venue, you may be asked to fill out a health questionnaire or have your temperature taken.
Covid safety
This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests. This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.

Venue Information

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

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