The show tells the inspiring true story Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom. It features her classics including So Far Away, It Might as Well Rain in September, and Take Good Care of My Baby.
Carole King herself has seen Beautiful twice during its West End run–during the show’s official opening night and another time earlier this year.
Of course, this is not the end of the critically acclaimed musical. Beautiful will kick off its UK tour on 9th September 2017 at Bradford Alhambra before continuing to other theatres in Plymouth, Southampton, Norwich, and more.
About the Beautiful cast
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is brought to life onstage by its powerful, award-winning cast.
Playing Carole King is Cassidy Janson. Her theatre credits include Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios), Candide, and Tick Tick Boom (Menier Chocolate Factory). She also appeared in BBC’s Casualty and films The Hike, Tail’s End, and Day Trip to London. Cassidy once had a duet with Carole King herself in Hyde Park for the BST Concert in July 2016.
Matthew Seadon-Young stars as King’s husband and songwriting partner Gerry Goffin. Prior to this show, he performed in several theatre productions including Billy Elliot and Sweeney Todd.
Meanwhile, covering for Lorna Want as songwriter Cynthia Weil is Stephanie McKeon. Some of her theatre work includes Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined.
Joining them are Ian McIntosh, Joseph Prouse, Barbara Drennan, and more.