Beautiful Thing cancels run at West End's Arts Theatre

The new production of Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing has announced that its UK tour has been cancelled, and the show will not return to London's West End where it was scheduled to run at the Arts Theatre for a limited 6 week season from 3 June to 11 July 2015.

The production will now close at the Leicester Curve on Saturday 30 May, cancelling all future dates for Theatre Royal, Brighton, New Theatre, Cardiff and Arts Theatre, London.

Executive producer Tom O'Connell said: "It is with great regret that we have made the difficult decision to close Beautiful Thing early, but we are all immensely proud to have produced the show, led by a fantastic company and cast".

Directed by Nikolai Foster, this anniversary production starred Charlie Brooks as Sandra, Thomas Law as Ste, Sam Jackson as Jamie, Gerard McCarthy as Tony, Vanessa Babirye as Leah and Rob Ellis and Natalie Law.

Described as a "glorious urban love story", the play tells the story of teenager Jamie’s relationship with classmate and neighbour, Ste. Together the two boys find comedy, warmth and the music of Mama Cass through their loud-mouthed next door neighbour, Leah, along with Jamie's mum, Sandra (the local barmaid) and her neo-hippy boyfriend, Tony.

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