Starter for Ten

Author(s): Book and lyrics by Emma Hall and Charlie Parham, music and lyrics by Hatty Carman and Tom Rasmussen, based on the novel by David Nicholls and the HBO/Playtone film
Company: Antic Productions, Bristol Old Vic, Longshot Films and Playtone

Fingers on buzzers! Here’s your Starter for Ten…

What is eighteen-year-old Brian Jackson’s proudest achievement to date? His A-level results. His idol? Kate Bush. His lifelong dream? To compete on legendary TV quiz show University Challenge. It’s 1985 and, leaving Southend to start his first year at Bristol University, Brian soon discovers that falling in love and growing up take a lot more than general knowledge…

Featuring an original soundtrack inspired by the riotous student scene of the '80s, Starter for Ten is a bright, big-hearted coming-of-age comedy about love, belonging and the all-important difference between knowledge and wisdom.


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