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Ambassadors Theatre, London4.331 reviews
Catch this amazing transfer before Beginning ends its run.

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Following a sell-out run at the National Theatre, the acclaimed five star production of Beginning is now on stage in the West End until 24 March only.

Justine Mitchell and Sam Troughton reprise their critically acclaimed roles as Laura and Danny, in this season’s must-see smash-hita tender and funny story about the first fragile moments of risking your heart and taking a chance. The Evening Standard calls David 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. One more drink? 

‘An expertly scripted rom-com. A glorious evening.’ The Times
‘David Eldridge’s brave, beautiful, intimate two-hander.’ The Sunday Times

Please note: At the Saturday 24th March matinee performance the role of Laura will be played by Zara Plessard, due to a planned prior commitment for Justine Mitchell.

Additional Information

Age restriction

Children under the age of 5 are not permitted and those under the age of 16 will not be admitted without an adult present.

Running time

1hr 50min (no interval)

Performance dates

Booking until 24 March 2018


Contains strong language and adult themes

Special notes

At the Saturday 24th March matinee performance, the role of Laura will be played by Zara Plessard, due to a planned prior commitment for Justine Mitchell.

Venue Information

Ambassadors TheatreWest Street, London, WC2H 9ND

Customer Reviews

31 reviews4.3

paula25th March

Could not hear most of play, seemed like most of theater couldn’t either

Clive Lamb25th March

Fantastically acted price of work which kept my interest throughout. The pace of the play sometimes lagged a little bit thread living do with the tension building. I would recommend.

Valentina Erceg25th March

Fantastic, funny & real, amazing cast - shame it’s finished as would love to bring more people x

Ian McLean24th March

Beautifully written and performed. A poignant story, but I won’t spoil the ending for you!

Rita Norman21st March

Easy and straightforward purchase of tickets for a brilliant play. Shame it finishes on 24th March.

Carol Kilbey21st March

It was a really good production, but I did have difficulty hearing the actors at times.

CV21st March

Really loved the show - nuanced, funny and well delivered.

T Foster21st March

Good play - some good humour though it seemed to drag in some parts. Big complaint was the seriously bad seating at the Ambassador theatre - had expensive tickets : row A of the Circle and I (who am average height for a woman) could not sit with my feet straight - my knees barely fitted in the gap. My husband who's 6 foot had an even more uncomfortable time. Do not want to visit this theatre again.

Julia Cinnamond18th March

Captivating, hilarious and very easy to relate to or recognise in others! Excellent performance thoroughly enjoyed it!

Jessica Clinkett18th March

Very relatable performances

Lady Charles Cecil 14th March

Personally I thought it extremely sad. Is it really the way people interact I the UK? Not a hint of flirtation. The girls as always here doing the first approach. I found it all depressing. Sorry!

Alan McLaughlin11th March

Absolutely fantastic. One of the best plays we've seen in years. The characters were completely believable, I could feel every moment of their pain, vulnerability, nervousness, sadness and longing. The play was filled with moments of angst, tenderness and also a lot of humour. The audience were either in complete silence, glued to the performance of both actors, or in fits of laughter, probably comparing the performances to chapters in their own lives. At nearly 2 hrs without a break in performance, it was a masterclass from both actors. There iare only a few weeks left in this run, so make sure you get the chance to see this.