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June 29 - July 18 2021


Waterloo East Theatre presents 

Starting Here, Starting Now

Lyrics by Richard Maltby JR. Music by David Shire


From tender ballads to hysterical husband-hunting laments, and wry comments on trendy marriages to ecstatic shouting-from-the-rooftop celebration, Richard Matlby Jr. and David Shire’s, Starting Here, Starting Now is a thrilling and touching musical revue that has an appealing freshness that has made it a perennial favourite throughout the world for over 45 years. 


This bold, extroverted journey takes a cast of three through the maze of modern relationships with its heart firmly on its sleeve in a fast-moving, ingratiating look at how love can go right, wrong or nowhere. 


Exploring Matlby and Shires catalogue of songs from their various early musicals, produced or otherwise, we find each song an impeccably crafted story, original, engaging and bursting with character, showcasing the versatility and charisma of its performer. 


Join us in this evening of songs from the extraordinary musical writing partnership of Maltby and Shire as we celebrate re-opening the doors at Waterloo East Theatre after 16 months of closure. 

CAST: Nikki Bentley I Gina Murray I Noel Sullivan

Director : Gerald Armin

Musical Director: Inga Davis-Rutter

Musical Director: Nathan Martin (July 13 - 18)

Associate MD : Matthew Herbert

Casting : Anne Vosser


Presented by arrangement with MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (Europe)

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Show Times:
Tues to Sat at 7.30pm
Matinees Sun July 4 & 18 at 4pm

Extra Matinee Sat July 10 at 3pm
Running time approx.75 mins with NO interval


Preview June 29 : £14

Tues - Thurs : All Tickets £18

Fri - Sat : £22 / £20 (Cons)*

Matinees: All Tickets £16

Allocated seating. Strictly No Latecomers Admitted.
*(Students: Unwaged: Over 60’s: Equity: Disabled: Lambeth Resident.

Run has now ended

We are currently operating a socially distanced auditorium. All seats are single and are 1 meter apart. The seats are still allocated so if you do wish to book more than one seat then please select the next numbered seat. 

Under current Government guidelines face coverings must be worn at all times in the building, unless you are exempt, which proof must be provided.

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