Nominated Best New Musical in 2016 Whatsonstage Awards
'The amazing story of songwriting talents of Carole King told through laughter and tears, with hit song after hit song. I enjoyed every minute!' – Tony Blackburn, BBC Radio 2
'Wonderful' – The Independent
'Magical. Sends shivers down the spine.' – Daily Telegraph
Carole King? What did she write then...?
The Locomotion for (her babysitter) Little Eva
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow for the Shirelles
I'm Into Something Goodfor Herman's Hermits
Pleasant Valley Sunday for the Monkees
Up On The Roof for the Drifters
(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman for Aretha Franklin
You've Got A Friend for James Taylor
as well as It's Too Late, Beautiful, I Feel The Earth Move, It Might As Well Rain Until September, and many more.
Carol Joan Klein learned the piano when she was 4, and always dreamed of being a singer. Starry–eyed, she made demos with Paul Simon in high school and dated Neil Sedaka (hence his hit song Oh! Carol), but instead of becoming a famous singer herself she seemed destined to launch other people's careers with her phenomenal song–writing abilities.
That was, until the launch of her second album Tapestry, ranked in 2003 at Number 36 in Rolling Stone's 500 greatest albums of all time...
Beautiful is Carole King's heart–warming story, brought to the stage from a book by Douglas McGrath, directed by Marc Bruni with choreography by Josh Prince.