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BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical
Booking until 18 Feb 2017
Aldwych Theatre


Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.

She fought her way into the record industry as a teenager and sold her first hit, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, when she was just seventeen. By the time she was twenty she was writing number ones for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll, including the Drifters, the Shirelles, Aretha Franklin and the Monkees.

But her greatest challenge was to find her own voice and finally step into the spotlight.

BEAUTIFUL is the untold story of Carole King’s 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.

Along the way, she became one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history and wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

‘The amazing story of the songwriting talents of Carole King told through laughter and tears, with hit song after hit song. I enjoyed every minute!’

Tony Blackburn, BBC Radio 2

Performance schedule
Monday, Wednesday – Saturday 7.30pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

Now with additional Tuesday matinees!

See the full performance schedule for the 2016 festive season.

Running time

2 hours 25 minutes


£15.00 – £127.50*
Opening times
Bars and facilities will be open 45 minutes before the performance, with the auditorium normally opening 30 minutes before the show begins.
Security checks are taking place at this theatre, please allow extra time before the show.
Latecomers policy
Performances will start promptly. Anyone who is not seated when the show starts will need to wait until a suitable point in the performance. The first opportunity for this is approximately 15 minutes into the show.
*All tickets include a £1.50 restoration levy
  • Cassidy Janson Carole King Actress
  • Alan Morrisey Gerry Goffin Actor
  • Ian McIntosh Barry Mann Actor
  • Lorna Want Cynthia Weil Actor
  • Gary Trainor Don Kirshner Actor
  • Diane Keen Genie Klein Actor
  • Gavin Alex Ensemble Actor
  • Vivien Carter Ensemble Actor
  • Dom Hartley-Harris Ensemble Actor
  • Leo Ihenacho Ensemble Actor
  • Hannah Jay-Allen Ensemble Actor
  • Matt Nalton Ensemble Actor
  • Jay Perry Ensemble Actor
  • Earl R Perkins Ensemble Actor
  • Sharon Rose Ensemble Actor
  • Tanisha L Spring Ensemble Actor
  • Danielle Steers Ensemble Actor
  • Joanna Woodward Ensemble Actor
  • Chanice Alexander-Burnett Swing Actor
  • Koko Basigara Swing Actor
  • Ashford Campbell Swing Actor
  • Matthew Colthart Swing Actor
  • Rosie Heath Swing Actor
  • Jammy Kasongo Swing Actor
  • Leigh Lothian Swing Actor
  • David O'Mahony Swing Actor
  • Gerry Goffin Words & Music
  • Carole King Words & Music
  • Barry Mann Words & Music
  • Cynthia Weil Words & Music
  • Marc Bruni Director
  • Josh Prince Choreographer
  • Derek McLane Scenic designer
  • Alejo Vietti Costume designer
  • Peter Kaczorowski Lighting designer
  • Brian Ronan Sound designer
  • Charles G Lapointe Hair & Wig Design
  • Joe Delude II Makeup designer
  • Steve Sidwell Orchestrator/Vocal & Incidental Music Arranger
  • Jason Howland Music Director/Supervisor
  • Jill Green Casting Director
  • Matt Spencer-Smith Musical Director
  • Paul Blake Producer
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing Producer
  • Jeffrey A. Sine Producer
  • Richard A Smith Producer
  • Mike Bosner Producer
  • Jeremiah J. Harris Producer
  • Mark Rubinstein Ltd General Manager
  • Charlotte Wilcox Company US General Manager
  • Matt Towell Production manager
    ‘The amazing story of the songwriting talents of Carole King told through laughter and tears, with hit song after hit song. I enjoyed every minute!’
Tony Blackburn, BBC Radio 2
    ‘A Perfect show full of hits’
OK! Magazine
The Times
    'A first class show with all the songs you know and love. Go see it, buy a ticket now! The west end is a better place with beautiful'
Vanessa Feltz, BBC Radio 2 

Rates for group bookings


Standard Group Rate

Valid for Groups 15+

Price level 1 reduced to £29.50

Valid Monday – Thursday performances


Friday Evening Group Rate

Valid for Groups 15+

Price level 1 reduced to £39.50

Dates excluded from all  group rates:

26th – 31st December 2016


Educational Group Rate

Valid for Groups 10+

£69.50, £42.50, £39.50 reduced to £25

Valid Tuesday & Wednesday evening & matinee performances