Guests including fashion guru Gok Wan, TV presenter Melanie Sykes and Superstar winner Ben Forster were among those attending the opening of the 20th anniversary revival of Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing at the Arts Theatre last night.

The play, which stars Suranne Jones, Jake Davies and Danny-Boy Hatchard, is an 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.

Directed by Nikolai Foster, with design by Colin Richmond, Beautiful Thing runs at the Arts Theatre until 25 May, before touring to Liverpool, Leeds and Brighton.


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