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49 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DF


Ended 5 Aug 2017 after 2 years

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Tony Winner

Tony Winner

"A likeable, zestful show."

The Independent

Closed 5 Aug 2017

Nominated for EIGHT Olivier Awards!

Tracing the career of Carole King, and endorsed by the beloved Grammy winner herself, Beautiful was the surprise feel good hit of 2014 in NYC, and now it makes the journey across the pond to bring King's story to UK audiences. London-born Katie Brayben created the lead role of Carole King for this production, an exciting and challenging role for the West End starlet who won a 2015 Olivier for her role. The part of Carole King is now being played by Cassidy Janson.

Featuring songs from her back catalogue, as a solo artist and co-writer, Beautiful revisits 'Uptown,' '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,' 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling' and 'You've Got a Friend', amongst many more, with touching grace, proving it's much more than just another jukebox musical.


Before rising to one of the 20th century's bestselling stars, plain Carol Klien was a talented teenager, living in Brooklyn and making music. But it's her co-writing, with husband Gerry Goffin that gets her noticed. Breaking through into the music business as a songwriter for some of the day's biggest artists, she discovers there is more to juggle whilst following her dreams. All is not what it seems with her fairy-tale life. It's only when we fall, that we learn to fly.

Lose yourself in the Tony winning Beautiful, and see the journey that led to finding her true voice and becoming the icon she is today.


'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: 10 February 2015

Opening night: 24 February 2015

Closing night: 5 August 2017


Suitable for audiences aged 11 and upwards

Run time

Two hours 30 minutes with a 15-minute interval

Show times


What You Say

4 reviews, average rating: (4.8 Stars)

Annie Constantinou: “Beg Or Borrow For A Ticket”

What an amazing show! A really must go experience for anyone who loves Caro... more

Kim: “Fantastic, Moving Show.”

Carole King helped me through my difficult late teen years, I played Tapes... more

Diane Samuels: “Thoroughly Enjoyable”

As far as juke box musicals and bio dramas go Beautiful is at the quality e... more

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