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07 Jun – 28 Sep 2024

BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical

Book by Douglas McGrath
Words and Music by Gerry Goffin & Carole King, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Music by Arrangement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Orchestrations, Vocal and Incidental Music Arrangements Steve Sidwell
Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International 

A brand-new production of the award-winning West End and Broadway musical.  

Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s rise to stardom. She fought her way into the record industry at seventeen and by the age of twenty, she had the husband of her dreams and was writing number one hits for some of the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll including The Drifters, The Shirelles, Aretha Franklin and The Monkees.

Beautiful charts the ups and downs of her incredible journey, featuring unforgettable classics including You’ve Got a Friend, One Fine Day, So Far Away, Take Good Care of My Baby, Up on the Roof, You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, and Natural Woman 


Venue: Auditorium

Dates: 7 Jun – 28 Sep 2024

Running time: tbc

Recommended Age Guidance: 12+

Accessible Performances

Audio Description: 1 Aug 2pm, 18 Sep 7.30pm. Ask about a Touch Tour

Captioned: 25 Sep 2pm

Relaxed and Dementia Friendly: 25 Aug 2pm

Matinee Audience Club: 24 Aug

Summer 2024 Diary

Ticket Info or call box office 01796 484626


Cast and Creatives

Kirsty Findlay (Carole King); Lola Aluko (Cynthia); Theo Diedrick (Barry); Connor Going (Gerry); Wendy Paver (Genie); Signe Larsson (Lucille); Robin Simpson (Donnie); Luke Thornton (Nick); Charlotte Grayson (Shirelle); Chris Coxon (Neil Sedaka); Luke Wilson (Drifter); Nina Kristofferson (Janelle); Elizabeth Rowe (Marilyn) and Myles Miller (Lou Adler)

Other roles played by members of the company.

Director: Sam Hardie 

Musical Director: Richard Reeday 

Designer: Jessica Worrall 

Lighting Designer: Jeanine Byrne 

Movement Director and Choreographer: Sundeep Saini 

Sound Designers: Hugh Barbour and Toby McFarlane 

Production Manager: Nick Trueman 

Stage Manager: Katy Nicolson 

Deputy Stage Manager (Book): Chariya Glasse-Davies 

Assistant Stage Manager (Floor): Rebecca Gorman 

Sound No. 1: Hugh Barbour 


  • Kirsty Findlay

  • Lola Aluko

  • Theo Diedrick

  • Connor Going

  • Wendy Paver

  • Signe Larsson

  • Robin Simpson

  • Luke Thornton

  • A woman with long brown curly hair.

    Charlotte Grayson

  • Chris Coxon

  • Myles Miller

  • Nina Kristofferson

  • Elizabeth Rowe

  • Luke Wilson

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