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BeginningA new play by David Eldridge, Beginning invites the audience to be a fly on the wall at Laura's party. With the party coming to the end, Danny is the last straggler and decides to stay for one final drink. The flat is a mess and so are they, what will one more drink lead to? Polly Findlay directs the tender and funny piece, which transfers to the Ambassadors Theatre after a sell-out run at the National in 2017.

 

About Ambassadors Theatre

From the outside, it appears impossible that an entire West End theatre could be fitted into this two-storey Soho corner. The Ambassadors is among the most notable achievements of the great theatrical architect W.G.R. Sprague; not only is there a medium-sized auditorium, cheerfully over-decorated, but the whole Louis XVI interior feels spacious and airy. More about Ambassadors Theatre

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Beginning  Justine Mitchell and Sam Troughton and in Beginning by David Eldridge. Image by Johan Persson  

   
Beginning - Justine Mitchell and  Sam Troughton and in Beginning by David Eldridge. Image by Johan Persson

Beginning Justine Mitchell and Sam Troughton and in Beginning by David Eldridge. Image by Johan Persson 


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BeginningBeginningBeginningA new play by David Eldridge, Beginning invites the audience to be a fly on the wall at Laura's party. With the party coming to the end, Danny is the last straggler and decides to stay for one final drink. The flat is a mess and so are they, what will one more drink lead to? Polly Findlay directs the tender and funny piece, which transfers to the A2018-01-22T19:30:00+00002018-03-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Ambassadors Theatre,   West Street      WC2H 9ND
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DATES  15th January to 24th March 2018
VENUE  Ambassadors Theatre 
A new play by David Eldridge, Beginning invites the audience to be a fly on the wall at Laura's party. With the party coming to the end, Danny is the last straggler and decides to stay for one final drink. The flat is a mess and so are they, what will one more drink lead to? Polly Findlay directs the tender and funny piece, which transfers to the A... More about this event
 
 

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