Beautiful – The Carole King Musical to complete its West End run

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical completes its astounding West End run on Saturday 5th August 2017, after two and a half years at the Aldwych Theatre.

Based on the early life and career of legendary singer songwriter Carole King, the musical received its Broadway premiere in January 2014 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. February 2015 saw the London premiere, and a US tour began soon after. The Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning show is set to open in Sydney, Australia this September.

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical reveals the unknown story of King’s emotional journey from schoolgirl to superstar; from her troubled relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, and their playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her incredible rise to stardom. The show intimately portrays how the woman who wrote the soundtrack to a generation became one of the most successful solo acts in music history.

1. Carole King surprises West End cast, 6 March 2017, photo Craig Sugden

During its West End run, the show had two surprise visits from Carole King herself, where she stunned both the cast and the audience with her presence, before taking to the stage to sing her classic You’ve Got A Friend. Fellow composers Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann joined King for London’s opening night in February 2015.

Other classics featured in the show include Will You Love Me Tomorrow, Locomotion, One Fine Day, and A Natural Woman along, and hits from songwriters Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil such as You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling, On Broadway and Uptown.

The West End cast comprises Cassidy Janson in the title role of Carole King, Matthew Seadon-Young as Gerry Goffin, Stephanie McKeon as Cynthia Weil, and Ian McIntosh as Barry Mann.

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical - 24th February 2015

The show will hit the road on a UK & Ireland national tour, starting in Bradford on 9 September 2017. You can view tour dates here.

Book tickets for the rest of the Beautiful – The Carole King Musical’s West End run here.

Watch the show’s trailer below.