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How We Begin

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How We Begin - VAULT Festival 2023


A new play about love and queerness, premiering at VAULT Festival 2023, 14-19 February

Date & time

Ongoing from 14 February 2023 to 19 February 2023

How We Begin
Day Date Start & end times

Event Details

Address:The Vaults, Leake Street

Post code:SE1 7NN

Tickets:Tickets from £13.00


Two friends. One big bisexual love affair.

Helen and Diana probably should’ve worked this out sooner – In theory, they’ve both got their shit together. They’ve graduated uni. Landed busy jobs. Got nice flats. Finding love is the next step, right? There’s just one small problem, Diana’s got a boyfriend.

It begins small. Pre-work coffee datesstealing kisses in the dark, inconspicuous hand-holding – but things soon escalate, and Helen and Diana have to figure themselves out in the margins of the lives they’ve created for themselves.

A new play about love, queerness and trying to make enough room in your calendar to sleep with your best friend.


★★★★★ “Refreshing, beautifully written and flawlessly performed.”
Dress Circle Antics

★★★★ “A rarest of rarities”
Diva Magazine

★★★★1/2 “This is a fine, fine piece of work. Funny, tender, heartbreaking, delicately written, immaculately played.”
London Pub Theatres

★★★★ “One hour of sheer delight”
Close-Up Culture

14-19 February 2023
6:30pm Tue-Fri; 3pm Sat; 6pm Sat-Sun


By Bus:The nearest bus stop to ‘The Vaults’ is Bus Stop K (Lower Marsh) or A on Westminster Bridge Road. These serve the 12, 148, 159, 453, 53 and 76 buses, heading to/from Aldwych, Elephant & Castle, Kennington.

By Tube:Nearest:
Waterloo (Barkerloo, Jubilee, Northern, Waterloo & City, and Mainline Trains)
Lambeth North (Bakerloo), Westminster (Jubilee, District, Circle), Southwark (Jubilee) and Waterloo East (Mainline) are all within walking distance.
If you are exiting from Waterloo Station:

Leave Waterloo Station via Exit 1 (by Platform 1)
Turn right onto Station Road Approach and keep on the right hand side of the road.
Keep walking until you see a set of stairs and go down.
Turn right at the bottom of the staircase.
The entrance to the Vaults is 10m down the Leake Street graffiti tunnel on the right.
If you require Step Free Access:

As you reach the staircase (from the directions above), immediately to your left across the road will be a ramp heading down to Lower Marsh.
As you reach Lower Marsh, immediately behind you is a ramp leading into Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel.
Head into the tunnel and the entrance to the Vaults is 40m down Leake Street on the right.



Access for wheelchair usersAccess for wheelchair users

Adapted toiletAdapted toilet

Seat availableSeat available

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