Beautiful - The Carole King Musical Tickets
Booking from: Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Booking until: Saturday, 22 July 2017
Running time: 2 hours 25 minutes
We recommend patrons arrive at least 15mins in advance of the show start time.
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Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Saturday, 22 July 2017
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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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
What to expect:Acting:
based on 878 reviews
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!
Christine London Box Office customer
Very Professional Performance
Roy London Box Office customer
Mary Ann London Box Office customer
Great show for middle age people
Harold London Box Office customer
Beautiful in Everyway
Excellent cast,excellent music and excellent acting A feel good show filled with wonderful music to suit all ages
Deborah London Box Office customer
Lavinia London Box Office customer
Loved the show, forgot how many great songs Carole wrote!
Tony London Box Office customer
Great music with great performaces
Chris London Box Office customer
Carol London Box Office customer
Super Super Super
All round entertainment excellent show,you would not want to miss.
Carol London Box Office customer
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.
anthony London Box Office customer
I thought the standard of music, dance, choreography, acting & costume was extremely high.
Susan London Box Office customer
The music of Carole King was incredible! A history lesson in great music!!
James London Box Office customer
Feel good show.
Lovely show.great music, and some good jokes. Made you smile from beginning to,end.
Lorraine London Box Office customer
Sheena London Box Office customer
Marie London Box Office customer
Excellent musical slightly marred by the stoppage due to technical issues
Alan London Box Office customer
Marvellous and brilluant
Excellent songs and acting. Was a brilliant show.
Ellen London Box Office customer
A great evenings entertainment
Clive London Box Office customer
I would recommend this show to baby boomers.
Marcia London Box Office customer
Great show, fun lively music that everyone knew.
Julie London Box Office customer
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
PETER London Box Office customer
Teresa London Box Office customer
The show was great. A nice evening out
Annelise London Box Office customer
Dont miss it!
eileen London Box Office customer
A must see and should go abroad, like North America and N. ireland
It should be seen as the music and acting are marvellous
Moida London Box Office customer
Keith London Box Office customer
Best show yet
What a purely fantastic true story line which was portrayed excellently throughout. We would like to see it all over again.
Ian London Box Office customer
Kathleen London Box Office customer
wow-Great Staory plus Music
Barry London Box Office customer
Excellent in every way, makes for a good night out
Powerful voices, outstanding set, excellent lighting and overall just a wonderful show.
Gerlind London Box Office customer
A show for music lovers
Christopher London Box Office customer
Great fun show
Colombo London Box Office customer
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
Wendy London Box Office customer
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.
Adam London Box Office customer
if you remember the music of Carol King a must see
suddenly you remember all the great songs she wrote
dorothy London Box Office customer
Didn't know Carole wrote so many hitsongs for others. Knew almost all of them. It was a very pleasant nostalgic journey.
Jack London Box Office customer
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.
Debbie London Box Office customer
There's not a bad part in this show. It was a great musical experience and suitable for anyone. Highly recommended!!
Ken London Box Office customer
A feel good show for those who enjoy the music.
Gill London Box Office customer
Great show bit of a walk up stairs but got there x
Vaughan London Box Office customer
If you like her music, go see this
Acting great with great songs and if you're a fan, this is a must see!
david London Box Office customer
Absolute must see!
Love love love this production. Great story, can not believe how many well known songs were written by Carole King!
Jackie London Box Office customer
Brilliant in every way
Richard London Box Office customer
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!
Russell London Box Office customer
4th time to see this - different cast but still excellent - if its the only show you see in the West End....................................
Tony London Box Office customer
Paszczuk London Box Office customer
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.
Brian London Box Office customer
Carlos London Box Office customer
David London Box Office customer
Bristol mum and daughter on tour
Jacqui London Box Office customer
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!
Bethany London Box Office customer
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.
Francis London Box Office customer
Simply ... Beautiful !
️Fabulous production from beginning to end ...only sad that it didn't last longer ...highly recommended !
david London Box Office customer
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.
Maria London Box Office customer
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.
John London Box Office customer
You'll want to sing a long from start to finish, absolutely brilliant show.
Tracey London Box Office customer
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Edwin London Box Office customer
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
roxanne London Box Office customer
Beautiful in London
Fun, enjoyable and full of popular music. Who knew she was so involved in the music of our lives!?!?! All ages would enjoy the show. Fast moving scenes with lots to look at and listen to!
Kara London Box Office customer
We saw this show on Broadway in New York and wanted to compare USA and UK versions...both are amazing. The theatre in New York was more comfortable and organised...we queued in London to get through the security checks yet in New York we got through the security checks, collected our tickets, got drinks from the bar and were sat in our seats in less than 10 minutes...which were really comfy. A lesson maybe to be learned from New York in getting guests checked in and in their comfy seats...but the show on both sides of the Atlantic was fab.
Mandy London Box Office customer
Fantastic been twice and would go again
Elaine London Box Office customer
Really enjoyed this show. Witty well written with fabulous music
Alison London Box Office customer
Great variety of music.... Fantastic show
Martina London Box Office customer
ROBERT London Box Office customer
Great blend of music plus interesting
Richard London Box Office customer
Beginning of pop
Very interesting story about Caroles life, but the show should have been swamped by her music, she was a genius with a mundane personal life.
Michael London Box Office customer
Great 60s music
Adrian London Box Office customer
Really enjoyed show as knew all the music in the show.
Lisa London Box Office customer
Derek London Box Office customer
Carol London Box Office customer
You must see the Beautiful musical at the Aldwych Theatre when next in London. If you love music it will grip you from the beginning and take you on a journey through Carole King's young life from joy to sadness to defeat over adversity and then to ultimate triumph.
Lynn London Box Office customer
17 Sep 2015 in Reviews
I’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.Read more
13 Apr 2015 in Theatre Awards
This weekend was one of the pivotal awards weekends in the theatre calendar, with the stars of the West End hitting the red carpet to celebrate the best of theatre, dance and opera that London had to offer. The 39th Lawrence Olivier Awards took place on Sunday 12th April at the Royal Opera House and as ever there were some expected wins for the year’s most popular productions but also some surprises as well deserved dark horses crept up unawares.Read more
12 Mar 2015 in Reviews
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.Read more
27 Feb 2015 in Reviews
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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