THEATRE
Aldwych Theatre
49 Aldwych
London, WC2B 4DF
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SHOW TIMES
Opened: 10 Feb 2015
Booking from: 16 Jan 2017
Booking until: 22 Jul 2017
Duration: Approx 2 hours 30 minutes including an interval
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Tuesday

17 Jan 2017

2:30PM
Wednesday

18 Jan 2017

7:30PM
Thursday

19 Jan 2017

7:30PM
2:30PM
Friday

20 Jan 2017

7:30PM
Saturday

21 Jan 2017

7:30PM
2:30PM
Monday

23 Jan 2017

7:30PM
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  • joc78 5"4 female 120 reviews 2 helpful votes
    100% total rating Beautiful, 12th January 2017
    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 surprised as to how many Carole king songs you recognise, whether she has penned them for other groups or sung them herself. The script is a little cheesy but I love a bit of cheese! It’s all about the music for this one and the hits just keep on coming. The age range in the theatre was incredibly diverse (young through to old) which was great to see!
    Sat in Stalls HH8
    Excellent seat situated in a prime section of the stalls. Very central and close enough to the stage that you can see everything. The raking isn’t brilliant so if you did have someone tall sit in front of you, you would struggle, however luckily enough that didn’t happen to me for this particular performance.
    HH8 Stalls - Aldwych Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Stalls HH8
  • owengillott 15 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Beautiful, 20th July 2016
    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 many songs as you do so it's quite nice that you already know them. It was a truly stunning beautiful production with a lovely story to it as well as all the dancing, singing and acting!
    It was very warm that day and there is no air conditioning so it was quite uncomfortable for that but I guess that couldn't be helped but between acts they did switch on giant fans that cooled us down but then again as soon as the show started we were all baking again. Plenty of leg room as there is a aisle in front of you so great for people with long legs like me! There's a bar in front that may get in the way of your view if you're quite small but didn't really bother me at all because I'm quite tall so I could easily see over it and could see the full stage. Thought it was quite pricey considering how far back I was in the theatre. But the seats themselves are comfortable just quite small, but that's practically like any other theatre so it wasn't bad.
    D21 Grand Circle - Aldwych Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Grand Circle D21
  • owengillott 15 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Beautiful, 20th July 2016
    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 many songs as you do so it's quite nice that you already know them. It was a truly stunning beautiful production with a lovely story to it as well as all the dancing, singing and acting!
    It was very warm that day and there is no air conditioning so it was quite uncomfortable for that but I guess that couldn't be helped but between acts they did switch on giant fans that cooled us down but then again as soon as the show started we were all baking again. Plenty of leg room as there is a aisle in front of you so great for people with long legs like me! There's a bar in front that may get in the way of your view if you're quite small but didn't really bother me at all because I'm quite tall so I could easily see over it and could see the full stage. Thought it was quite pricey considering how far back I was in the theatre. But the seats themselves are comfortable just quite small, but that's practically like any other theatre so it wasn't bad.
    D22 Grand Circle - Aldwych Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Grand Circle D22
  • owengillott 15 reviews 0 helpful votes
    100% total rating Beautiful, 20th July 2016
    Such a great show and I'm definitely going to see it again hopefully! Could'nt recommend more plus you wouldn't expect to know as many songs as you do so it's quite nice that you already know them. It was a truly stunning beautiful production with a lovely story to it aswell as all the dancing, singing and acting!
    It was very warm that day and there is no air conditioning so it was quite uncomfortable for that but I guess that couldn't be helped but between acts they did switch on giant fans that cooled us down but then again as soon as the show started we were all baking again. Plenty of leg room as there is a aisle in front of you so great for people with long legs like me! There's a bar in front that may get in the way of your view if you're quite small but didn't really bother me at all because I'm quite tall so I could easily see over it and could see the full stage. Thought it was quite pricey considering how far back I was in the theatre. But the seats themselves are comfortable just quite small, but that's practically like any other theatre so it wasn't bad.
    D20 Grand Circle - Aldwych Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Grand Circle D20
BEAUTIFUL SEATING PLAN
Budget permitting, it is best to avoid the back 5 rows of the Stalls. In these seats the Dress Circle overhang cuts off views of high parts of the set, which are occasionally used in the show.
Aldwych Theatre, London interactive seating plan & seat reviews
STORY
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!
Suitable For
Beautiful is recommended for lovers of a good jukebox musical. Fans of Jersey Boys and Memphis will particularly enjoy this show. Whilst the show is not aimed at children, those aged 8 or above may enjoy the show for its fantastic music and colourful sets.
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