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The Start Of Something

    by Jamie Lakritz

Winner Best New Play, Woking Drama Festival, 2016
Winner - George Taylor Memorial Award for New Writing, 2017


Drama Play Script: 'The Start Of Something' by Jamie Lakritz

"There was blue, and dark, and men’s voices, and wet feet and I watched myself see him. Lying there.”

When Amy finds a letter, lost and forgotten under her floorboards, she becomes obsessed with finding the unknown recipient. But in doing so, she sets in motion a chain of events which resurfaces a long-forgotten secret. As three women tell their stories, we begin to realise none of their lives will ever be the same again.

Told through three separate monologues from women trying to come to terms with love, loss and loneliness, we hear from Amy, struggling to cope with the loss of her husband, Emma, struggling to keep her marriage together, and Evelyn, struggling to find love for the first time.

As the lives of the three women slowly intertwine, this moving, compelling and often laugh-out-loud celebration of story-telling asks who we become when confronted with loss and whether even endings can bring with them the start of something new.


Two versions: 60 and 75 mins approx



  • Amy - 30 something
  • Emma - 20 something
  • Evelyn - late 50s / early 60s

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