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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 in a mess and so are they, what will one more drink lead to? Polly Findlay directs the tender and funny new piece, which is being staged at the National Theatre.

About National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre

Replacing the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed in 2013, the Dorfman Theatre offers a greater capacity, more comfortable seats, better sightlines and enlarged foyer spaces. The National Theatre's smallest space, it was renamed after philanthropist Lloyd Dorfman, founder and chairman of Travelex, who provided a large donation towards the National's £80m future development programme. More about National Theatre: Dorfman 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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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
20 Upper Ground, SE1 | 6 minutes from Beginning
London landmark Sea Containers House, situated between the OXO Tower and Blackfriars Bridge on the South Bank, has been transformed into the Mondrian London, a luxury ... More
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £188† 36% off
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes from Beginning
A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £78† 24% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes from Beginning
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
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Beginning, Brad Street, SE1 | 6 minutes from Beginning
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Beginning, 21 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 8 minutes from Beginning
The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and his journey from wide-eyed cub to ...More
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Beginning, 66 The Cut, SE1 | 8 minutes from Beginning
John Fosse's drama in which an ordinary businessman meets a volatile stranger in a park. Directed by Genesis Award winner John R. Wilkinson....More
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South Bank, South Bank, , South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Beginning
Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best productions. From intimate character studies in the ... More
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Beginning
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Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Beginning
Originally called 'The Shed' when it first opened in March 2013, the Temporary Theatre run by and to the front of the National Theatre, is unmissable ... More
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The Hayward Gallery
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The Hayward Gallery has been the originator or host of influential exhibitions since 1968. It mounts temporary exhibitions of contemporary and historical art. The gallery, named ... More
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Gabriel's Wharf
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Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Beginning
Situated just 2 minutes walk from Oxo Tower Wharf, this paved area becomes an oasis of outdoor eating as soon as the sun comes ... More
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The Poetry Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Beginning
The most comprehensive and accessible collection of poetry from 1914 in Britain, The Poetry Library within the Southbank Centre contains 90,000 items and is still growing. ... More
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Foyles Royal Festival Hall
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Riverside, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Beginning
The family-run Foyles book shop has been in the book selling business since 1906. Around 30,000 books are stocked at this branch on a broad range ... More
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Konditor & Cook
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22 Cornwall Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 4 minutes from Beginning
Konditor & Cook specialise in the creation of amazingly tasty cakes which are also sold on to some of the finest restaurants in the city. This, ... More
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Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Beginning
As you stare across the river at this bustling, stylish, multi-faceted venue, it’s hard to believe that this riverside warehouse was once a reprocessing plant for ... More
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Mezzanine
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
National Theatre, Upper Ground - South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Beginning
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Benugo Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Beginning
Benugo is a high class chain of cafes selling handmade sandwiches, salads and desserts. What makes it stand out from the over-crowded coffee shop market is ... More
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Jimmy's Lodge On The River
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Thames Path, outside Queen Elizabeth Hall, SE1 | 2 minutes from Beginning
Dine in your own personal snow globe alongside the Thames this winter. The four private dining domes are part of Jimmy's Lodge On The River, created ... More
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 6 minutes from Beginning
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
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1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 10 minutes from Beginning
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
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The London Film School
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24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 13 minutes from Beginning
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
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Bernie Spain Gardens
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Located between Oxo Tower Wharf and Gabriel's Wharf, Bernie Spain Gardens is a pleasant green space to stop off on a riverside walk along the South ... More
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Agua Bathhouse and Spa
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Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Beginning
Six private treatment rooms, including a couples' suite and a private thermal suite, make up agua Bathhouse and Spa within Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Bringing ... More
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If you're the kind of drinker who gets thirsty, very thirsty, and you don't have the time or patience to queue for at a very busy ... More
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King's Arms
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25 Roupell Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Beginning
A short walk from the South Bank Centre, The Old Vic and The National Theatre this traditional old watering hole is a good place to have ... More
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The Anchor & Hope
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36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 8 minutes from Beginning
The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in ... More
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Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden
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Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Beginning
Designed by the Eden Project, the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden is the place to be on a summer's evening for stunning sundown views over the ... More
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Oxo Tower Bar & Brasserie
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Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, South Bank, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Beginning
Boasting one of the best views in town, the Oxo Tower Bar is perfect for combining a spot of leisurely (if static) sightseeing with some classy ... More
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Dandelyan
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Mondrian London, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | 6 minutes from Beginning
A sumptuous, Art Deco-inspired interior designed by Tom Dixon and views over the South Bank, Dandelyan is no unwanted weed. Instead it's a cut above your ... More
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The Deck at the National Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Beginning
The Deck is a modern roof-top venue with stunning views over the Thames, available for hire at the National Theatre, part of the Southbank Centre which ... More
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National Theatre
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South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | Same location as Beginning
The greatest theatre in the world? Probably. Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best ... More
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Skylon
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Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 3 minutes from Beginning
The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it with ... More

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JohnJohnJohnAnnie Baker, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning The Flick had a sold-out run at the National in 2016, is back with John, a new play about the uncanny impact of inanimate objects. Set in a bed and breakfast in Gettsburg, Pennsylvania, it's the week after Thanksgiving and a young couple from Brooklyn are attempting to save their relationship. Following its2018-02-21T00:00:00+00002018-03-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre, † National Theatre† South Bank† † SE1 9PX
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event > Theatre > Dramas
DATES17th January to 3rd March 2018
VENUENational Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
Annie Baker, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning The Flick had a sold-out run at the National in 2016, is back with John, a new play about the uncanny impact of inanimate objects. Set in a bed and breakfast in Gettsburg, Pennsylvania, it's the week after Thanksgiving and a young couple from Brooklyn are attempting to save their relationship. Following its...†More about this event
The Great WaveThe Great WaveThe Great WaveSet in Japan and North Korea, The Great Wave, Francis Turnly‚€™s epic new thriller about teenage sisters caught in a tsunami is directed by the Tricycle Theatre's Indhu Rubasingham. The play, which premieres in the Dorfman Theatre, focusses on teenage sisters Reiko and Hanako. When a vast wave engulfs a Japanese beach, Hanako is lost and Reiko surv2018-03-10T00:00:00+00002018-04-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre, † National Theatre† South Bank† † SE1 9PX
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DATES10th March to 14th April 2018
VENUENational Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
Set in Japan and North Korea, The Great Wave, Francis Turnly‚€™s epic new thriller about teenage sisters caught in a tsunami is directed by the Tricycle Theatre's Indhu Rubasingham. The play, which premieres in the Dorfman Theatre, focusses on teenage sisters Reiko and Hanako. When a vast wave engulfs a Japanese beach, Hanako is lost and Reiko surv...†More about this event

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This December, the Southbank Centre presents major new exhibition Abba: Super Troupers. Created in association with ABBA The Museum in ...More

 
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Marking 100 years since jazz reached Britain in the aftermath of the First World War, Two Temple Place, a spectacular ...More

 
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A multi-award winning hit on Broadway and a 2006 film starring Beyonce, Dreamgirls returns thirty-five years after the original 1981Tony ...More

 
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