It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
Universal Theatrical Group is the team behind...
Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing, opens at the Arts Theatre 17 April 2013, following previews from 13 April - running to 25 May 2013, starring Suranne Jones (Further casting to be announced)
Directed by Nikolai Foster, designed by Colin Richmond, produced by Tom O'Connell for QNQ Ltd.
An urban love story between two young men set on an inner city housing estate. It 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. The play depicts what it is to be sixteen, in the first flush of love, and full of optimism.
Suranne Jones will star as Sandra, Jamie’s mother. She is best known for her role as ‘Karen McDonald’ in Coronation Street, and ‘DC Rachel Bailey’ in Scott & Bailey. Her stage work includes Top Girls (Trafalgar Studios & CFT), A Few Good Men with Jon Barrowman and Rob Lowe (Theatre Royal Haymarket).
(After its Arts Theatre run the play will go on a short UK tour to Liverpool, Leeds & Brighton)