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Beautiful - the Carole King Musical to close in the West End

The musical is based on the life and career of singer and songwriter Carole King

Cassidy Janson as Carole King in Beautiful
© Brinkhoff Moegenburg

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is to end its run in the West End.

The show, which originally opened at the Aldwych Theatre in February 2015, will complete its run on 5 August this year.

Beautiful follows the story of Carole King's life from her days as a school girl to her work with her husband and song writing partner Gerry Goffin. Songs in the show include "So Far Away", "Take Good Care of My Baby" and "Locomotion".

Cassidy Janson is currently playing King in the West End alongside Matthew Seadon-Young as King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Stephanie McKeon as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann, Joseph Prouse as music publisher and producer Donnie Kirshner and Barbara Drennan as King's mother Genie Klein.

The UK tour of the show opens in Bradford on 9 September 2017 and continues to Plymouth, Southampton, Norwich, Cardiff, Birmingham and more.

The show originally opened on Broadway in January 2014 where it currently plays at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre and an Australian production will open in Sydney in September. The London production won lead actress Katie Brayben an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical. King visited the show in London two times, when she sung "You've Got a Friend".

Click here for tickets to the West End production of Beautiful

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