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A week in the life of Beautiful's Amy Ellen Richardson

We asked Amy to take us behind the scenes for a glimpse into the touring life of Carole King musical Beautiful

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Amy Ellen Richardson
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Amy Ellen Richardson's theatre credits include Les Miserables, Into the Woods and Merrily We Roll Along.

She is currently starring as Cynthia Weil in the UK tour of the hit West End musical Beautiful. Here she takes us behind the scenes at the latest stop on their travels around the country, Bradford's Alhambra.

All packed

AER: "8.30am and ready to go on the road. Bye bye London!"

Arrived at the venue

AER: "Hey Bradford we've arrived!"

Last minute touches

AER: "Our creative team hard at work making the show look Beautiful."

Getting the stretches in

AER: "Warm up time Up On the Roof."

Empty chairs at empty...

AER: "The 'don't panic' quick change thrones in the village of wardrobe."

Time for a costume change

AER: "My dressing up box."

Ready to go

AER: "Waiting a Weil for my first entrance."