Oxford, 1933. Tony and David have been best friends throughout their time at university, but does their loyalty go deeper? When Tony falls in love with the beautiful movie star Margot Gresham, in Oxford to appear in a play with the undergraduates, their relationship is put to the test. Both touching and uproariously funny, First Episode is one of the earliest plays to deal explicitly with homosexuality, and for lovers of Rattigan's work it is a fascinating experience to see the first fruits of his creativity. First Episode was Rattigan's first play, written while he was still a student. It was presented at the Q Theatre in 1933, and transferred to the West End and Broadway in 1934.