West End stars Nikki Bentley, Gina Murray and Noel Sullivan to star in ‘Starting Here, Starting Now’


West End stars Nikki Bentley (Elphaba in ‘Wicked’), Gina Murray (Donna in Mamma Mia!’) and Noel Sullivan (Dewey Finn in ‘School of Rock’) are to star in Maltby & Shire’s musical revue ‘Starting Here, Starting Now’.

The first production at Waterloo East Theatre since theatres closed 16 months ago, ‘Starting Here, Starting Now will run from Tuesday 29 June to Sunday 18 July.

There are 3 press performances:

Wednesday 30 June at 7.30pm,

Thursday 31 June at 7.30pm

and Friday 1 July at 7.30pm

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 forover 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 Shire’s 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. An evening of songs from an extraordinary musical writing partnership.

Creative team: Director: Gerald Armin, Musical Director: Inga Davis-Rutter

Gerald Armin said: “It has been a tough year for the industry and at times I felt were never going to open again, but we have survived, and I can’t wait to welcome audiences through our doors again as we bring back live theatre to the heart of Waterloo!”

Waterloo East Theatre presents

Nikki Bentley

Gina Murray

Noel Sullivan

in‘Starting Here, Starting Now’

Lyrics by Richard Maltby JR

Music by David Shire

June 29 – July 18, 2021

Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm

Sunday at 4pm

Running time:

80 mins with NO interval

There are three press perfomances:

Wednesday 30 June at7.30pm

Thursday 31 June at 7.30pm

Friday 1 July at 7.30pm


Preview June 29 £14

Tues – Thurs All Tickets £18

Fri – Sat £22 / £20 (Cons)

Sun All Tickets £16

Waterloo East Theatre

Brad Street



020 7928 0060

Bookings: www.waterlooeast.co.uk

Presented by arrangement with

Music Theatre International (Europe)

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