First look at Katie Brayben As Carole King In Beautiful

Katie Brayben takes on the role of Carole King in Beautiful. Photo: Uli Weber

Katie Brayben takes on the role of Carole King in Beautiful. Photo: Uli Weber

Published today, is this first image of Katie Brayben as Carole King in the upcoming London production of the smash hit musical Beautiful – The Carole King Musical.

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is the untold story of her journey from school girl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom. Along the way, she became one of the most successful solo acts in music history, and wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

Katie Brayben will play the title role of Carole King. Alan Morrissey will play King’s husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, with Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King’s mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner.

Singer-songwriter Katie Brayben is currently playing Princess Diana in King Charles III at the Wyndham’s Theatre and previously was seen in American Psycho: A new musical thriller at the Almeida Theatre. Her other theatre credits include Joking Apart for Nottingham Playhouse, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Ragtime for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, 13 for the National Theatre, Company for Southwark Playhouse, Return to the Forbidden Planet on tour in the UK and Mamma Mia! both in the West End and on tour internationally. The screen credits include Vera and This Way Out.

London previews begin at the Aldwych Theatre on 10 February 2015 with the show currently booking to 13 June 2015. Press night will take place on 24 February at 7pm.

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  • edwdwells

    it appears that Katie plays a real piano not faking as on the NYC musical scene,