Aldwych Theatre

49 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DF GB

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
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Beautiful - The Carole King Musical Tickets

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based on 896 reviews

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Booking from: Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Booking until: Saturday, 4 November 2017

Running time: 2 hours 25 minutes

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Booking from:
Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Booking until:
Saturday, 4 November 2017

Running time:
2 hours 25 minutes

Beautiful – An amazing story about a remarkable woman

Directed by Marc Bruni with choreography by Josh Prince, set design by Derek McLane, costumes by Aleja Viettii, lighting by Peter Kaczorowski and sound by Brian Ronan, this unique show features orchestration by Steve Sidwell. While the Broadway production starred Jessie Mueller as Carole King, the British version will be played by a British cast, with full details due to be released nearer the time.

Beautiful – The story

Beautiful tells the fascinating story of King's remarkable rise to stardom, starting off as a member of one of the world's most successful ever chart-topping songwriting team together with her late husband Gerry Goffin. It reveals her relationship with her best friends and fellow songwriters Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann and explores her eventual role as one of the most successful pop music solo acts ever.

The show premiered on Broadway in January 2014 and raised the roof, generating a great deal of critical acclaim. Douglas McGrath's popular novel Beautiful inspires the show, which showcases masses of heart-stopping classics written by King, Goffin, Mann and Weil. And the hits just keep on coming, including unforgettable songs like A Natural Woman, You’ve Got a Friend and Will You Love Me Tomorrow. In total the musical contains more than twenty legendary King hits: The Locomotion, Up on the Roof, So Far Away, On Broadway, You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling, Walking in the Rain, Pleasant Valley Sunday, I Feel the Earth Move and more.

As King herself commented, “A few years ago I went to an early reading of a new musical about my life. Though some scenes about my younger years were very emotional for me, I could tell it was going to be a good show. I didn't go to the opening on Broadway, but when I finally worked up the courage to see it, I loved everything about Beautiful! This show is an honest portrayal of my early life with Gerry Goffin and our friendship with our competitors Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.

The musical also launches on a US-wide tour in September 2015. Not many people get to see a Broadway and West End hit about their own lives, proving the popularity of the subject, the songs and the woman herself. Whether you were brought up on King hits or are completely new to them, you'll adore it.

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Press Reviews

Katie Brayben as Carole King is the real deal Daily Mail

The amazing story…with hit songs told through laughter and tears. I enjoyed every minute! BBC Radio 2

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Anyone:
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Couples:
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Theatregoers:
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based on 896 reviews

Brilliant

Loved all the music and dancing. Scenery was good and very clever costume changes. Story was enjoyable and funny


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Feel good musical

Loved this show. Fan of Carole King. Music was great. Wanted to get up and dance. Fabulous


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relive the 60s

Our second time that says it all , my adive is go and see for yourself you won't be disappointed outstanding.


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Toe Tapping.

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Music forever

This is a great show, especially for lovers of 60's music. Excellent acting and screen writing. Well worth a visit a real feel good show. Would thoroughly recommend.


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Just wonderful!

Best musical I've ever seen! Amazing costumes and stage setting! Also brilliant singers and dancers! I really had a great time! I want to go watch once more!


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Great music

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Sensantional

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Excellent

Excellent show, if you like music then you will love this show.


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Great musical story

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Brilliant puts you in a great mood!

Great performance


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A feel good, joyful experience for all!

Unsure of whether the story of Carole King would be enough to form the basis of a great musical we were cautious about this show. However, we were stunned by the fantastic show we were treated to. The quality of the singing and acting was out of this world- a true feel-good event that left us with a buzz and a smile on our faces! The only slight down side was not the show itself but our selection of seats. In sitting in the Grand Circle we were unable to see all the cast due to the set design- there were points when the cast were elevated and we lost sight of them completely even though they were singing! Also, as my partner is over six foot he found the tight space in the rows uncomfortable to say the least- numb legs eventually set in!


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Very Professional Performance

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Awesome cast!

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Great show for middle age people

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Beautiful in Everyway

Excellent cast,excellent music and excellent acting A feel good show filled with wonderful music to suit all ages


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Just Wonderful

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engaging

Loved the show, forgot how many great songs Carole wrote!


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Great music with great performaces

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singalong

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Super Super Super

All round entertainment excellent show,you would not want to miss.


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worth while show

Did'nt know or what the show was going to be like, did'nt read any reviews.Enjoyed it very much and what agreat song writer.


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Good Entertainment

I thought the standard of music, dance, choreography, acting & costume was extremely high.


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Fantastic

The music of Carole King was incredible! A history lesson in great music!!


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Feel good show.

Lovely show.great music, and some good jokes. Made you smile from beginning to,end.


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Must see!

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Outstanding

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Top show

Excellent musical slightly marred by the stoppage due to technical issues


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Marvellous and brilluant

Excellent songs and acting. Was a brilliant show.


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A great evenings entertainment

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I would recommend this show to baby boomers.


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Fantastic music

Great show, fun lively music that everyone knew.


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A joy to watch.

The show was brilliant with the actress playing Carole King excelling with her voice.The storyline flowed brilliantly with constant interjections of fantastic music.The theatre staff were really friendly and professional and I would strongly recommend a visit to this show which was a joy to watch


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Absolutely. Fabulous

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Entertaining

The show was great. A nice evening out


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Wonderful

Dont miss it!


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A must see and should go abroad, like North America and N. ireland

It should be seen as the music and acting are marvellous


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Uplifting

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Best show yet

What a purely fantastic true story line which was portrayed excellently throughout. We would like to see it all over again.


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B-E-A-utiful

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wow-Great Staory plus Music

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Excellent in every way, makes for a good night out

Powerful voices, outstanding set, excellent lighting and overall just a wonderful show.


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A show for music lovers

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Great fun show

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Beilliant

Excellent staging and all good songs. Story telling great. Singing a little "off" at times and Carol King has a voice which cannot be mimicked although she did a pretty good job


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We didn't like it at all

Unfortunately, we didn't like the show at all. As a regular London theatre goers we have expected a much higher standard, that what we have seen. Wooden acting, at most average vocals and a boring story. We left early just 10 minutes into the second half of the show as didn't want to waste more time on that. Positives were discounted tickets, beautiful theatre and comfortable seats.


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if you remember the music of Carol King a must see

suddenly you remember all the great songs she wrote


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educational

Didn't know Carole wrote so many hitsongs for others. Knew almost all of them. It was a very pleasant nostalgic journey.


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fabulous

Loved it, loved it, loved it. The show was brilliant, cast,setting, scenery and music fantastic. The only thing I would say is that the drinks were slightly expensive.


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Beautiful

There's not a bad part in this show. It was a great musical experience and suitable for anyone. Highly recommended!!


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A feel good show for those who enjoy the music.


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Great

Great show bit of a walk up stairs but got there x


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If you like her music, go see this

Acting great with great songs and if you're a fan, this is a must see!


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Absolute must see!

Love love love this production. Great story, can not believe how many well known songs were written by Carole King!


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Brilliant in every way

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Seemed to lack a little oomph somehow, for example in some other shows people would be clapping along with music or even dancing in the ails but it didn't happen here!


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Wonderful!

4th time to see this - different cast but still excellent - if its the only show you see in the West End....................................


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funny

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Brilliant

Outstanding, but I love Carole's music. The energy of the actors was awesome especially when you realise that they were doing 2 shows on the day I went on as well as doing it day-after-day, week after week. The lead lady was a super-star. Well done to a great cast; I appreciate their professionalism. Restricted view seats are just that so select carefully. We were in the Grand Circle and the toilet/bar facilities are small. So pre-book interval drinks & move very fast at the break to avoid long queues at the loos! But the theatre staff are very good & helpful-thanks.


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Great

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nostalgic

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Bristol mum and daughter on tour

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You will know all the songs!

I booked these tickets because my dad was in town and it is all the music from his era but I was pleasantly surprised to know so many of the songs! Great performance and great production!


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Memorable

Would recommend for theatre goers who well remember the times that this wonderful show relates to. Excellent performance by all in particular 'Carole' Originally ordered online tickets and selected Grand Circle-H1 /H2 as I have long legs- bad choice (a) exceptionally steep seating arrangements-(b) limited space between seats in front of you can easily lose balance (as we did ) when standing up to allow others to and from their seats as the Bar/Toilets are on this side of the theatre-(c) limited hand rails when climbing up/down stairs to from bar/toilet to get back to seating. Offered up grade when collecting tickets which made me think hat they knew that my wife and I would not like where we were going to sit.Within 5 minutes of taking our seats we took up the upgrading offer of an additional £15 per seat in the stalls.Perhaps theatre should consider alerting intended purchasers to steep seating arrangements in the Grand Circle.


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Simply ... Beautiful !

️Fabulous production from beginning to end ...only sad that it didn't last longer ...highly recommended !


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Must See

The show was excellent from start to finish. Had heard of all the songs I'm sure this is watching so many of the espiodes of the TV drama, Heartbeat. Would go and see this show time and time again. As well as the songs being fab I really loved the story.


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Beautiful

A light hearted feel good show built around the careers of Carol King and her friends and culminating in her hugely successful Tapestry album.The show is good entertainment for anyone, but is particularly nostalgic for the baby boomers who grew up in the late 50's and 60's and for whom this music was very familiar.


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Brilliant!

You'll want to sing a long from start to finish, absolutely brilliant show.


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Fantastic!

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Great

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Beautifully Done!!!!!

We sat almost all the way at the top in the back....the seats were fine but i should have splurged a little for lower seats we were sitting kind of high and looking down at the show instead of straight ahead. There are no arm rests and leg room was very limited if u are tall dont sit at the top...But the show was incredible the actors and singers were all wonderful the sound was great i could hear everything..the actors jokes were funny and delivered well i got so into it i seriously cried for Carol! BRAVO


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17 Sep 2015 in Reviews

Joanna WoodwardI’ve seen the jukebox, biographical musical BEAUTIFUL, about the life and music of Carole King before, both in New York and at London’s Aldwych Theatre and always quite enjoyed it.

Kings essential “niceness” shines through the gentle but uplifting story of her journey from hopeful teen hoping to sell her songs, through the ups and downs, friendships and collaborations of her time writing hits for other people, to starring in her own right at Carnegie Hall after the massive success of her solo album TAPESTRY.

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Review of Beautiful The Musical

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Beautiful The Musical One of the better jukebox musicals I have seen on the West End, a slightly stronger supporting cast and meatier storyline would be the icing on the cake here.

I have to admit, before this musical I belonged to one of the uncultured masses. Yes, I had heard of Carole King and I knew she was a famous songwriter, but I couldn’t have named any of her songs. I always associated her with the music of the generation above me, one of the names of the past that I knew was well respected but didn’t really know why.

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Review of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

27 Feb 2015 in Reviews

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical The producers of Beautiful have today released over 350,000 new tickets presumably in response to demand since the reviews have come out. It's great news and proof that a hit can come out of a seemingly unpromising idea.

Unpromising because unless you're an expert on twentieth century pop you probably haven’t heard of King. But I’m happy to report that like Jersey Boys (featuring the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons) and Thriller Live (drawing on the back catalogue of Michael Jackson) Beautiful is one of those terrific evenings when you suddenly discover how many of your favourite hits are the work of one artist.

 

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49 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DF GB

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  • Year built: 1905

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