South Bank, London SE1 9PX

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Why See Beginning?

A new romantic comedy by David Eldridge!

A world premiere romantic comedy floats into the Dorfman Theatre at the National this October! Directed by Polly Findlay, this new work by playwright David Eldridge is the latest in a long line of successful plays, including those made for both the Almeida and Royal Court Theatres. Set in the early hours following a riotous north London party, a meeting between two strangers is set to change both of their lives forever. Eldridge 's previous works include 's 2012 In Basildon, starring Linda Bassett and Ruth Sheen. Also writing for television, his last project was the TV movie The Scandalous Lady W, starring Natalie Dormer.

Olivier Award-winning Polly Findlay won the award for co-directing Derren Brown's 2012 show Svengali, and more recently helmed the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2015 production The Merchant of Venice, which garnered attention for its reflective set and the casting of a Palestinian actor in the role of Shylock, highlighting the difficulties faced by outsiders in Venetian society.

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Performance date: 4 October 2017



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Directed by Polly Findlay
Designed by Fly Davis
Lighting design by Jack Knowles
Sound design by Paul Arditti

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