Beautiful Thing Tour Cancelled

Vanessa Babiyre, Thomas Law, Sam Jakson, Charlie Brooks and Gerard McCarthy in Bautiful Thing. Photo: Anton Belmonte

The producers of Beautiful Thing have announced the closure of the production at the Leicester Curve on Saturday 30th May. Executive producer Tom O’Connell said, “It is with great regret that we have made the difficult decision to close Beautiful Thing early, but we are all immensely proud to have produced the show, led by a fantastic company and cast. After we staged an acclaimed West End season of the production in 2013, I hoped that this new tour would prove to be as successful but unfortunately the touring market can be an unpredictable place, as the closure of a number of high profile productions recently has shown. Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing remains a landmark and deeply relevant piece of theatre, and I thank every audience member who has come to see the show and who booked to see it elsewhere.” Beautiful Thing will play at Royal and Derngate Northampton … Read more

Beautiful Thing Tour Cast Announced

Vanessa Babiyre, Thomas Law, Sam Jakson, Charlie Brooks and Gerard McCarthy in Bautiful Thing. Photo: Anton Belmonte

STOP PRESS: The UK Tour of Beautiful Thing will close after it plays Northampton and Leicester. For further information please see our news post. Full casting has been announced for Nikolai Foster’s celebrated anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing, which will return to the UK in 2015 with an 18 week UK tour, opening in Canterbury in March, then visiting Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Northampton, Leicester, High Wycombe, Cardiff and Brighton, with a West End run to be announced. Beautiful Thing is a glorious urban love story between two young men set on an inner city housing estate. It tells the story of teenager Jamie’s relationship with classmate and neighbour, Ste. Together the two boys find comedy, warmth and the music of Mama Cass through their loud-mouthed next door neighbour Leah. Jonathan Harvey combines comedy with drama in his critically acclaimed award winning play. Beautiful Thing truly captures what it … Read more

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