Curve, Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Mayflower Theatre, Southampton present

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

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Celebrate the Beautiful music of Carole King in this new Made at Curve production, directed by Nikolai Foster.

Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.

She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and sold her first hit, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, when she was just seventeen. By the time she reached her twenties she had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll from Aretha Franklin to The Monkees, The Drifters, to The Shirelles. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.

Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation, with countless classics such as You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman, Take Good Care of my Baby, You’ve Got a Friend, So Far Away, It Might As Well Rain Until September, Up on the Roof, and Locomotion.

“One of the most amazing catalogues of pop music ever written. It was Beautiful!” Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2

Tickets

£45 – £10 

DISCOUNTS*
£18 Under 16s
£20 16 – 26 yrs (with a free 16-26 Membership) and Curve Connect
£18 Under 18s school groups
£2 off for Groups 10+
£4 off for Groups 20+
15% off for Members
2-4-1 tickets for Friends and Supporters on Thu 3 Mar, 7pm

ACCESS PERFORMANCES
Signed: Tue 8 Mar, 7.30pm
Dementia Friendly: Thu 10 Mar, 2.15pm
Audio-Described & Touch Tour: Fri 11 Mar, 7.30pm, with Touch Tour from 6pm (TBC)
Captioned: Sat 12 Mar, 2.15pm and 7.30pm

Age Recommendation: 11+

*Discounts are subject to availability and may be removed at any time. Only valid on certain performances - terms and conditions apply.

Credits & Acknowledgments

Written by Douglas McGrath, with songs by Carole KingGerry GoffinBarry Mann and Cynthia Weil.

Director Nikolai Foster
Orchestrations by Steve Sidwell, adapted by Sarah Travis
Musical Supervisor Sarah Travis
Choreographer Leah Hill
Set Designer Frankie Bradshaw
Costume Designer Edd Lindley
Lighting Designer Ben Cracknell
Sound Designer Tom Marshall
Casting Director Kay Magson CDG

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