Beautiful at Aldwych Theatre tickets
Beautiful at Aldwych Theatre tickets

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Overview

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical was the hottest ticket on Broadway in 2014, selling out the Stephen Sondheim Theatre night after night. Now running at the West End's Aldwych Theatre, Beautiful is now replicating its New York success in London.

Winning two Olivier Awards in its opening year, Beautiful is one of the most successful jukebox musicals in decades.

The show tells the true and empowering tale of Carole King and her rise to song writing stardom. From her early years living with her mother in Brooklyn to the pinnacle of her career singing as a solo artist at Carnegie Hall, Beautiful tells Carole's tale, warts and all.

Carole starts off her career as a songwriter, penning tunes for hit musical artists such as The Drifters and The Shirelles. Collaborating with her husband, Gerry Goffin, the pair rise to success, penning many number 1 hits. The pair then meet rivals turned friends, Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, whose hit songs are also peppered throughout the show. As a foursome, they could go far, unfortunately Gerry's eye starts to wander.

From somebody very much defined by her work with her husband and her work for others, Carole manages to find the inner strength and talent to eventually define herself as a performer in her own right.

Featuring the beloved musical numbers "Some Kind of Wonderful," "Take Good Care of My Baby," "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "The Locomotion," and "You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman," the show is guaranteed to be a treat for the ears!

Set for it's final London run, Beautiful really is a must see musical, so don't miss out and get your tickets now.

Recommended for

Beautiful is recommended for lovers of a good jukebox musical. Fans of Jersey Boys and Memphis will particularly enjoy this show and should get tickets. Whilst the show is not aimed at children, those aged 8 or above may enjoy the show for its fantastic music and colourful sets.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for ages 11+

Dates and times

Running time: Approx 2 hours 30 minutes including an interval
Opened: 10 Feb 2015
Press night: 25 Feb 2015
Booking from: 03 Nov 2017
Booking until: 05 Aug 2017

Location and map

Aldwych Theatre
49 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4DF

304 Reviews Add review

The set was very clever, moving the piano to quickly change scene worked really well and I liked the fact that it was remotely con... More

amandareynolds 5"6, 42 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I brought my mum to see this show for her birthday. I knew she liked Carole King's music, so I thought it was the perfect choice. ... More

emmamcallister 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I thouroughly enjoyed this show. For all fans of Carole King's music, this is a perfect show to learn about how these songs came a... More

mayagottlieb 161cm, 20 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I have been meaning to see this show and boy I am so glad that I saw it! Excellent collection of songs charting the history of ... More

paulfootie 6'3", 91 reviews, 3 helpful votes

This is fast becoming one of my favourite musicals in the West End. What makes this a must- see is the music. You are very surpr... More

joc78 5"4, 277 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Cassidy Janson who played the lead role of Carole King was truly phenomenal. Amazing both acting and singing. Her voice was like n... More

emgrace 5ft5, 16 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I loved it! So many recognisable songs that you might not necessarily know she had written, and a biographical story told in such ... More

hannahscregg 21 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Such a great show and I'm definitely going to see it again hopefully! Couldn't recommend more plus you wouldn't expect to know as ... More

owengillott 31 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Such a great show and I'm definitely going to see it again hopefully! Couldn't recommend more plus you wouldn't expect to know as ... More

owengillott 31 reviews, 0 helpful votes