Beautiful - The Carole King MusicalDuration 2h20

Aldwych Theatre, Aldwych, London, United Kingdom, WC2B 4DF

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is the untold story of the legendary singer's journey from school girl to superstar.

An ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent, King fought her way into the record industry as a teenager and sold her first hit, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, when she was just 17. By the time she was 20 she was writing number ones for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll, including The Drifters, Aretha Franklin and The Monkees. But her greatest challenge was to find her own voice and finally step into the spotlight.

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is the untold story of her journey from school girl 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.

The Tony Award-winning musical features King classics including So Far Away, It Might As Well Rain Until September, Take Good Care Of My Baby, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, Up On The Roof, Locomotion, One Fine Day, You’ve Got A Friend, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman and I Feel The Earth Move. The show also features hits like You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling, On Broadway and Uptown from songwriters Mann and Weil.

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical features a book by Douglas McGrath and is directed by Marc Bruni.

Cast & Creatives

Cassidy Janson, Matthew Seadon-Young, Lorna Want, Ian McIntosh, Barbara Drennan, Joseph Prouse, Gavin Alex, Georgie Ashford, Koko Basigara, Tsemaye Bob-Egbe, Ashford Campbell, Treyc Cohen, Natasha Cottriall, Michael Duke, Matthew Gonsalves, Jammy Kasongo, Leigh Lothian, Earl R Perkins, Derek Aidoo, Rosie Heath, Dominic Hodson, Emma Louise Jones, Jessica Joslin, Vicki Manser, David O'Mahony, Jaime Tait
Marc Bruni
Music by
Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Lyrics by
Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Book by
Douglas McGrath
Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Josh Prince
Alejo Viettii
Lighting Designer
Peter Kaczorowski
Set Designer
Derek McLane
Brian Ronan

Aldwych Theatre

Aldwych, London, United Kingdom, WC2B 4DF
0845 200 7981 (Calls cost 2p per min plus your telephone company's network access charge)
Official site
Nearest tube
Covent Garden (500m)
Nearest bus
1, 4, 11, 13, 15, 68, 98 (Bus Stop outside theatre)
Nearest train
Charing Cross (900m)

50% off parking when you park at Q-Park Chinatown. Parking meters outside theatre.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7836 5537
Wheelchair users and their companions pay the third price, which may vary according to the production.
Limited mobility
Dress Circle and any of the Boxes are the most easily accessible areas, and aisle seats are recommended. Seats J1-5, J19-23, C1 and C21 have the most leg room.
Access description
1 step then 5 more up to the main entrance which has double doors opening outwards, with 4 handrails. Box Office counter on the right. No steps from the foyer to the front of the Dress Circle, or 15 steps up to the back (2 steps between rows). 26 steps down from the foyer to the Stalls, and 50+ up to the Upper Circle. All steps are highlighted, with a handrail to the left-hand side on staircases. Theatre opens 30 mins before performance.
Hearing impaired
Sennheiser Infra-red system in the auditorium.
Guide dogs policy
One guide dog per performance allowed in Box D.
Entrance to the auditorium is through a double EXIT door on Drury Lane, over a slight edge and down a ramp inside the door (handrail on the left-hand side), into a corridor which leads to the right-hand side of the Dress Circle. 2 spaces for wheelchair users plus one companion in Box D, through an outer door (76 cm wide) and inner door (69 cm wide). The doorway is too narrow for motorised wheelchairs. You will not be able to see some of the stage. Alternative space for a wheelchair user beside C1 in the Dress Circle, on a slight slope. Transfer seat at C1. Wheelchairs stored in the lobby. Each wheelchair user must bring a non-disabled companion.
Women's and men's at Stalls and Upper Circle level. Further women's in main foyer and men's at Dress Circle level.
Disabled toilets
Adapted toilets off main foyer at Dress Circle level.
4 licensed bars. Dress Circle bar 24 steps up from the foyer. Further bars at the back of the Stalls and Upper Circle level.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

This production is also playing on Broadway.
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