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George Street, Oxford, South East OX1 2AG

Beautiful : The Carole King Musical

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Closed November 26, 2022

A likeable, zestful show.

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Why See Beautiful : The Carole King Musical?

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Nominated for EIGHT Olivier Awards!

This smash-hit Tony Award-winning musical has won hearts on Broadway and the West End, and now it's going on tour across the UK! This musical biopic follows the career of Carole King, and endorsed by the beloved Grammy winner herself, Beautiful is the West End's most earth moving, feel-good musical and winner of two 2015 Olivier Awards.

Featuring songs from her back catalogue, as a solo artist and co-writer, Beautiful revisits 'Uptown,' '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,' 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling' and 'You've Got a Friend', amongst many more, with touching grace, proving it's much more than just another jukebox musical.


Before rising to one of the 20th century's bestselling stars, plain Carol Klien was a talented teenager, living in Brooklyn and making music. But it's her co-writing, with husband Gerry Goffin that gets her noticed. Breaking through into the music business as a songwriter for some of the day's biggest artists, she discovers there is more to juggle whilst following her dreams. All is not what it seems with her fairy-tale life. It's only when we fall, that we learn to fly.

Lose yourself in the Tony winning Beautiful, and see the journey that led to finding her true voice and becoming the icon she is today.


'Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow', penned with Goffin, was Carol's first Number One hit, when she was just 17!

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Additional Information


Opening night: 22 November 2022


Suitable for audiences aged 11 and upwards

Run time

Two hours 30 minutes with a 15-minute interval


You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.

Cast and Creative


Molly-Grace Cutler as Carole King
Tom Milner as Gerry Goffin
Seren Sandham-Davies as Cynthia Weil
Jos Slovick as Barry Mann
Garry Robson as Don Kirshner
Clare Greenway as Genie Klein 
Dan de Cruz as on-stage musical director

Naomi Alade, Kemi Clarke, Chris Coxon, Amena El-Kindy, Louise Francis, Dylan Gordon-Jones, Jessica Jolleys, Sorrel Jordan, Myles Miller, Peter Mooney and Adrien Spencer


Book by Douglas McGrath
Directed by Mark Bruni
Choreographed by Josh Prince
Musical Direction by Jason Howland
Set Design by Derek McLane
Costume Design by Alejo Vietti
Lighting Design by Peter Kaczorowski
Sound Design by Brian Ronan
Wig and Hair Design by Charles G. LaPointe
Orchestrations and Music Arrangements by Steve Sidwell
Music Co-ordination by John Miller



Best Actress in a Musical - Katie Brayben
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical - Lorna Want

2014 Tony Awards

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical - Jessie Mueller
Best Sound Design of a Musical

2014 Drama Desk Award Wins

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Anika Larsen
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical - Brian Ronan

What you thought

13 reviews, average rating: (4.9 Stars)

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Annie Constantinou: “Beg or borrow for a ticket”

What an amazing show! A really must go experience for anyone who loves... more

Kim: “Fantastic, moving show.”

Carole King helped me through my difficult late teen years, I played Tapestry... more

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