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...

Adapted from the hilarious novel by bestselling author David Nicholls and the cult 2006 film Starter for Ten is a bright, big-hearted new musical. Featuring an irresistible original soundtrack inspired by the riotous student scene of the 80s, this coming-of-age comedy is about love, belonging and the all-important difference between knowledge and wisdom.
Book and Lyrics by
Emma Hall & Charlie Parham
Music and Lyrics by
Hatty Carman & Tom Rasmussen
Charlie Parham
Shelley Maxwell
Set & Costume Designer
Frankie Bradshaw
Lighting Design
Rory Beaton
Sound Designer
Gregory Clarke
Casting Director
Will Burton
Music Supervisor
Nick Barstow
Tom Kelly