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Beautiful UK Tour has begun

The Beautiful the Carole King Musical UK Tour has officially begun! The tour will visit Bradford Alhambra, Plymouth Theatre Royal, Southampton Mayflower, Norwich Theatre Royal, Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Nottingham Theatre…

Beautiful UK Tour Casting Announced

Bronté Barbé will play ‘Carole King’ in the UK and Ireland tour of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Bronté will be joined by…

UK Tour Announcement

We are delighted to announce the national tour of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Visit our tour page to find out where we…

Carole Visits London

This week we had a special visitor at the Aldwych Theatre – from Carole King herself!   Carole surprised both the cast and audience as she came on stage during…

Happy 2nd Birthday Beautiful

This year we celebrate our 2nd Birthday in the West End, as well as raising a glass to Carole King herself on her 75th birthday with a gala night full…

Beautiful Theatre Workouts

Beautiful has teamed up with Theatre Workout, who have developed a range of exclusive workshops for Beautiful designed to explore the brilliant music, characters and themes that celebrate Carole King’s…

NEW CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR BEAUTIFUL

On 28 November 2016 Matthew Seadon-Young and Barbara Drennan will join the West End cast of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical to play Gerry Goffin (Carole King’s husband and…

BEAUTIFUL PARTNERS WITH GLOBAL’S MAKE SOME NOISE

Beautiful is partnering with Make Some Noise, the official in-house charity of Global, the media and entertainment group. Make Some Noise supports charities helping disadvantaged children and young people across…

BEAUTIFUL CELEBRATES 500 PERFORMANCES

On Monday 25th April the cast, crew and audience celebrated Beautiful’s 500th performance in London. The occasional was commemorated with some rather delicious cupcakes which the cast tucked into after…

Carole King Announces First UK Concert Since 1989

Carole King has announced that she will be playing live in London for the first time in almost three decades, where she will be performing her iconic album Tapestry in…

five-stars

‘A Perfect show full of hits’

OK! Magazine
four-stars
Mail on Sunday

‘THE HITS, THE HIGHS AND HEARTACHES. ONE VERY SPECIAL MUSICAL’

Gary Vincent, Magic FM

‘WONDERFUL MUSIC AND A GREAT STORY… I DARE YOU NOT TO GET UP AND DANCE!’

Sally Boazman, BBC Radio 2
four-stars
Daily Mail

‘A BEAUTIFUL STORY TOLD THROUGH WORLD CLASS SONGS’

Anthony Davis, Smooth Radio
five-stars
Heat Magazine

‘MAGICAL. SENDS SHIVERS DOWN THE SPINE.’

Daily Telegraph

‘ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING CATALOGUES OF POP MUSIC EVER WRITTEN. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL’

Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2
four-stars
Metro

‘A FIRST CLASS SHOW WITH ALL THE SONGS YOU KNOW AND LOVE. GO SEE IT, BUY A TICKET NOW! THE WEST END IS A BETTER PLACE WITH BEAUTIFUL’

Vanessa Feltz, BBC Radio 2
four-stars
Evening Standard

BEAUTIFUL CELEBRATES 1st BIRTHDAY

A year on from our press night, Beautiful celebrated its first birthday in London’s West End with a celebrity filled gala night (and a whole lot of cake!)   Following…

four-stars

‘Wonderful’

The Independent

Kennedy Center Honours ceremony Aretha Franklin tribute

‘Carole King’s lifetime contribution to American culture was celebrated on 30th December at the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony. Watch as Aretha Franklin blows the roof off with her tribute rendition…

‘THE AMAZING STORY OF SONGWRITING TALENTS OF CAROLE KING TOLD THROUGH LAUGHTER AND TEARS, WITH HIT SONG AFTER HIT SONG. I ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE!’

Tony Blackburn, BBC Radio 2

Cassidy Whatsonstage Interview

Cassidy Janson met with WhatsOnStage to talk all things Beautiful!

BEAUTIFUL NOMINATED FOR WHATSONSTAGE AWARD

We’re delighted that Beautiful has been nominated in the category of Best New Musical in the 2016 Whatsonstage Awards! Voting is open to the public until the end of January,…

‘A TAPESTRY OF GREATEST HITS’

The Guardian

60 Seconds With Gary Trainor

What role do you play in Beautiful? Donnie Kirshner Tell us an interesting fact about yourself: I play guitar and regularly gig in Irish bars, singing and playing Irish (and…

four-stars

‘SLICK, BEAUTIFULLY PLAYED AND FULL OF HITS’

The Times

60 Seconds With Lorna Want

60 seconds with Lorna Want What role do you play in Beautiful? Cynthia Weil   Tell us an interesting fact about yourself: I sleepwalk!   What has been your highlight…

60 Seconds With Dylan Turner

60 Seconds with Dylan Turner What role do you play in Beautiful? Righteous Brother / Nick   Tell us an interesting fact about yourself: I had a stutter as a…

60 Seconds with Glynis Barber

60 seconds with Glynis Barber What role do you play in Beautiful? Genie   Tell us an interesting fact about yourself: I grew up in South Africa.   What has…

West End Live 2015

We are very excited to announce that we will be performing at West End LIVE in Trafalgar Square at 1.15pm on Saturday 20 June!    

WINNER – OLIVIER AWARDS 2015

‘Katie Brayben as Carole King heads an electrifying cast,’ Sunday Express. Katie Brayben as Carole King has won Best Actress in a Musical, and Lorna Want as Cynthia Weil has…

2015 Olivier Awards: 8 nominations

News just in – Beautiful The Carole King Musical has received 8 nominations in the 2015 Olivier Awards! Best Sound Design – Brian Ronan Best Costume Design – Alejo Vietti…

We’ve got a friend in Carole

Yesterday’s opening night featured a massive surprise – especially for leading lady Katie Brayben! Unbeknownst to the company, the legend herself Carole King was in the audience, watching the musical…

Beautiful Opens!

Did you feel the Earth move from under your feet? That’s probably because the West End’s latest hit Beautiful The Carole King Musical has now officially opened in London.  …

BEAUTIFUL WINS A GRAMMY!

Some kind of wonderful news! Beautiful The Carole King Musical Original Broadway Cast Recording has won the Grammy for ‘Best Musical Theater Album’. The West End production sends congratulations across…

First look at Katie as Carole!

Today we get the first look at our leading lady Katie Brayben as Carole King! In an interview with Daily Mail columnist Baz Bamigboye, producers Paul Blake and Mike Bosner recall the moment Carole saw a video of Katie in action and exclaimed; ‘It’s me – it’s the essence of me!’

Spotlight on: Katie Brayben (Carole King)

On playing Carole King … ‘I’m so thrilled and excited. Roles like this don’t come along very often – shows like this don’t come along very often either. It’s an…

CASTING ANNOUNCED!

We are pleased to reveal that our Carole King in London will be played by actress and singer-songwriter Katie Brayben! Katie is currently plaing Princess Diana in King Charles III…

BEAUTIFUL COMES TO LONDON

The smash hit Broadway musical; Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, is coming to London! Tickets are on sale now, with special reduced prices for previews. Performances start from 10…

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