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Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Aldwych Theatre, London
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Aldwych Theatre, London
Our Review 3 / 5

The Olivier, Tony and Grammy Award-winning Musical, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is now playing at London’s Aldwych Theatre.

Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.

She fought her way into the record industry as a teenager and sold her first hit, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, when she was just seventeen. By the time she was twenty she was writing number ones for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll, including the Drifters, the Shirelles, Aretha Franklin and the Monkees.

But her greatest challenge was to find her own voice and finally step into the spotlight.

Beautiful is the untold story of Carole King’s journey from schoolgirl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom. 

Along the way, she became one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history, and wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

Beautiful is the untold story of Carole King’s journey from schoolgirl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom. 

Along the way, she became one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history, and wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

Previews from |
10th February 2015
Opening date |
24th February 2015
Booking from |
4th August 2017
Available until |
5th August 2017
Closes |
5th August 2017
Run time |
2 hours 25 minutes
Categories |
By:
Douglas McGrath
Producer:
Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Director:
Marc Bruni
Songs by:
Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Lighting:
Peter Kaczorowski
Sound:
Brian Ronan
Design:
Derek McLane
Choreography:
Josh Prince
Costume:
Alejo Viettii
Cast list:
Cassidy Janson (Carole King), Matthew Seadon-Young (Gerry Goffin), Ian McIntosh (Barry Mann), Stephanie McKeon (Cynthia Weil), Barbara Drennan (Genie Klein), Joseph Prouse (Donnie Kirshner), Derek Aidoo, Gavin Alex, Georgie Ashford, Koko Basigara, Tsemaye Bob-Egbe, Ashford Campbell, Natasha Cottriall, Michael Duke, Matthew Gonsalves, Portia Harry, Rosie Heath, Dominic Hodson, Emma Louise Jones, Jessica Joslin, Jammy Kasongo, Leigh Lothian, Vicki Manser, David O’Mahony, Earl R Perkins and Jaime Tait
Other info:
Orchestrations and Music Arrangements are by Steve Sidwell

Aldwych Theatre Venue Information

Address:
Aldwych Theatre, 49 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DF
Nearest tube:
Charing Cross

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Our Review of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

3/5

After beginning her career as a composer of pop songs for other people to sing, Carole King's 1971 solo album release Tapestry made her into a star in her own right — and propelled her to a Carnegie Hall concert in June of the same year, which is where Beautiful, a biographical musical of her life, begins. Read more

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