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2014 Tony Winner

2014 Tony Winner

"Beautiful" is a gift. Be sure to stay for the encore if you want to feel the earth move under your feet.

San Francisco Chronicle.

Buy Tickets For Beautiful: The Carole King MusicalBuy Tickets

the multi-award winning smash hit

Tracing the career of Carole King, and endorsed by the beloved Grammy winner herself, Beautiful was the feel good hit of 2014 and is shaping up to conquer 2015 with a national tour. Featuring songs from her back catalogue, as a solo artist and co-writer, Beautiful features King's career-defining songs 'Uptown,' '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman', 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling' and 'You've Got a Friend', amongst others, with a respect and poignance that places it leagues above your run-of-the-mill jukebox musical.

Since its Broadway debut the production has garnered a host of Tony and Drama Desk Awards, as well as the 2015 Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, and it's no wonder the bio-musical has been a hit with audiences too - it warmly evokes a golden era of music through the humble form of Ms King, an immediately likeable and human heroine.

Feel the earth move!

Before finding her feet as one of the most recognisable songwriters of the decade, Brooklyn-born Carole Klein headed for the Big city with dreams of selling her songs. While studying at Queens, she meets Gerry Goffin and the two hit it off creatively and romantically, becoming one of Brill Building Era's most successful husband and wife duos (enter Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, their friendly rivals). But the course of true love never did run smooth and as Carole faces turbulent times in her relationship and career, she must find the strength to stand alone, learning that it's only when we fall that we learn to fly.

Did you know?

'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow', penned with Goffin, was Carol's first Number One hit, when she was just 17!

Additional Information


Previews from: 21 November 2013

Opening night: 12 January 2014


Suitable for audiences aged 11 and upwards. Children under the age of four years are not permitted into the theatre.

Run time

Two hours 30 minutes with one 15 minute interval

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What You Say

11 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)

William Kayen: “So Enjoyable”

From the moment the show starts and until the end, you are amazed by it. T... more

Anonymous: “Wonderful Night At The Theatre”

Loved it!! I was here visiting from Los Angeles. I have always loved Carol... more

Govholland: “Excellent Story. Excellent Songs. Excellent Actors.”

What more could you ask for in a musical. Great!... more

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