BEGINNING to transfer from the National Theatre to the West End

The National Theatre’s critically acclaimed, sold-out production of BEGINNING, ‘the (anti) romance for 21st-century London life’ (Evening Standard), will transfer to the Ambassadors Theatre for a strictly limited 10-week run from 15 January 2018, with a press night on Tuesday 23 January.

BEGINNING is a tender and funny look at the first fragile moments of risking your heart and taking a chance. Reprising their highly praised roles as Laura and Danny, Justine Mitchell (Bodies, Royal Court; Mr Burns, Almeida Theatre) and Sam Troughton (King Lear, National Theatre; The Hollow Crown, BBC; and The Ritual), are directed by Polly Findlay (Limehouse, Donmar Warehouse; As You Like It, Protest Song and Antigone, National Theatre) in this season’s must-see hit by David Eldridge (Festen, Market Boy, Under the Blue Sky, In Basildon).

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?

Acclaimed by critics and audiences during its sold-out run, BEGINNING received its world premiere on 12 October 2017 in the NT’s Dorfman Theatre.

With design by Fly Davis, lighting design by Jack Knowles, sound design by Paul Arditti and movement by Naomi Said. BEGINNING is produced in the West End by the National Theatre.

Tickets will go on sale to the public on Monday 20 November at 10am, with a priority booking period for NT members from Friday 10 November.

Photo: Johan Persson