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

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical



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

Tuesday 8 March, after the 7.30pm performance

Age Recommendation: 11+ – Please note this performance contains strobe lighting.
Running time: 2 hours and 20 minutes including a 20 minute interval.


£45 – £10 

£18 Under 16s
£20 16-26 yrs and/or Students (with a free 16-26 & Student 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

BSL Signed: Tue 8 Mar, 7.30pm
BSL Interpreter: Theatresign – Stacey Green

Dementia Friendly: Thu 10 Mar, 2.15pm
Read our pre-show information pack for this performance here.

Audio-Described & Touch Tour: Fri 11 Mar, 7.30pm, with Touch Tour from 6pm
Audio Describers: Talking Sense – Nadine Beasley and Kate Taylor-Davies

Listen to the introductory audio notes for Beautiful on Soundcloud here, or in the Soundcloud player below:

Captioned: Sat 12 Mar, 2.15pm and 7.30pm
Captioner: Steve Burrows

*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
Associate Choreographer Tarik Frimpong
Set Designer Frankie Bradshaw
Costume Designer Edd Lindley
Lighting Designer Ben Cracknell
Sound Designer Tom Marshall
Musical Director Dan de Cruz
Props Supervisor Lizzie Frankl for Propworks
Casting Director Kay Magson CDG
Production Manager Mark Carey
Associate Director Jennifer Lane Baker 

Originally produced on Broadway and in London by Paul BlakeSony/ATV Music Publishing and Mike Bosner

Production Photographhy by Ellie Kurttz.

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Cast & Creative

Naomi Alade

The Shirelles

Kemi Clarke

The Drifters

Chris Coxon


Molly-Grace Cutler

Carole King

Dan de Cruz

Musical Director, Righteous Brother & Neil Sedaka

Amena El-Kindy

The Shirelles

Louise Francis

The Shirelles

Dylan Gordon-Jones


Claire Greenway


Jessica Jolleys


Sorrel Jordan

Betty & Marilyn Wald

Myles Miller

The Drifters & Engineer

Tom Milner

Gerry Goffin

Peter Mooney

Nick & Righteous Brother

Garry Robson

Donnie Kirshner

Seren Sandham Davies

Cynthia Weil

Jos Slovick


Adrien Spencer


Kevin Yates

The Drifters & Lou Adler