REVIEW ROUND UP: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Gary Trainor, Ian McIntosh, Lorna Want, Katie Brayben in Beautiful. Photo: Brinkhoff Moegenberg

Beautiful – the Carole King Musical has now opened in London at the Aldwych Theatre. Here’s a summary of what the major critics had to say. Book tickets to Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Stephen Collins BritishTheatre.com ★★★★★ Everything about the production seems fresher, lovelier and livelier than on Broadway. It’s a feast for eyes and ears and, when it is done, the feeling of elation is irresistible. I can count on one hand the number of musicals which have tempted me to dance along with the final tune, after the bows, but this show is another. And at its heart is the phenomenal Katie Brayben. This is the kind of musical one can see every week and not regret spending the time or money in so doing. Fundamentally fabulous and perfectly executed. Michael Billington The Guardian ★★★ Fans of the singer-songwriter Carole King may be happy just to … Read more

REVIEW: Beautiful, Aldwych Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

Katie Brayben plays carole King in Beautiful at London's Aldwych Theatre

The throbbing, majestic and luminous heart of this production comes from Katie Brayben’s faultless, radiant and absolutely triumphant turn as Carole King. Brayben recreates the feel, the sound, the look of Carole King in a completely authentic and resonant way – she feels like the natural woman.

First look at Katie Brayben As Carole King In Beautiful

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. … Read more

Katie Brayben Cast as Carole King in Beautiful

Katie Brayben

Katie Brayben has been cast as Carole King in the West End production of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical which opens at the Aldwych Theatre in February next year. 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. Alan Morrissey will play King’s husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, with Lorna Watt as song-writer Cynthia Weill, Glynnis Barber as Genie Klein, King’s mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. Further casting will be announced shortly. Katie Brayben is currently playing Princess Diana in … Read more

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