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Beginning - Modern Plays (Paperback)

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Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 05/10/2017
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You didn't fancy it then? Fancy what? Getting in the taxi. No. 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? David Eldridge (Market Boy, The Knot of the Heart, In Basildon) returns to the National Theatre with a sharp and astute two-hander that takes an intimate look at the first fragile moments of risking your heart and taking a chance. This tender and funny play received its world premiere at the National's Dorfman Theatre in October 2017.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781350061262
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 90 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
David Eldridge "has a wise parent's gift as a playwright. He loves his characters even when he doesn't like them". * Guardian *
Eldridge has always been the most muscular of writers * Lyn Gardner, The Guardian *
...Eldridge is timely and bang up to date... * The Times *
...there's no denying Eldridge's ambition... * Observer *
Eldridge combines a hugely sympathetic sensibility with rare dramatic power. * Daily Telegraph *
[Summer Begins] confirms Eldridge's impressive command of dialogue and character. * Evening Standard *
Just such a heavenly piece of writing is the latest by David Eldridge * Daily Telegraph on Under the Blue Sky *
a brave, prodigious and rewarding experience. * The Independent on Holy Warriors *
Eldridge combines a hugely sympathetic sensibility with rare dramatic power, and one leaves this exceptional play rejoicing in his talent and impatient for his next. * Telegraph *
What Eldridge captures well is the way people's emotions and desires are rarely in perfect synch...**** -- The Guardian
...an astute and tender two-hander. -- The Stage
Though often very funny, the play is strung with emotional trip-wires - lines that send you sprawling. -- Natasha Tripney, The Stage
It's the tentative (anti) romance for 21st century London life and it is, quite simply, magnificent...never less than utterly refreshing...***** -- The Evening Standard
David Eldridge's gorgeous new play is a wry, funny and touching meditation on loneliness, that private shame of the singleton in the era of the dating app and of fraudulent boasting on social media. Written with a real depth of insight, humour, compassion and a keen sense of the ridiculous...***** -- The Independent

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