They are professionals.
They have learned their lines.
They are waiting to make their entrance.
They are ready to begin.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream meets Serge Gainsbourg’s Histoire de Melody Nelson in this mesmerising reflection on what it means to begin. The Beginning takes place between a rehearsal and a performance, dreaming and being awake, and asks how we might begin a career, a relationship or a life. Because he has promised never to perform again, award winning live artist Michael Pinchbeck, has invited Nicki Hobday and Ollie Smith to join him in remembering how it feels to perform for the first time.
Pinchbeck is such an interesting theatre-maker’ – The Guardian
‘Subtly performed and cleverly creates theatre in absentia’ – Total Theatre
‘The Beginning asks us to reassess what it means to watch a play’ - The Stage
29th and 30th November