First look at Katie Brayben as Carole King in Beautiful
The Broadway hit gets its UK premiere at the Aldwych theatre in February
Brayben plays the title role, with Alan Morrissey as King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, 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.
London previews begin at the Aldwych Theatre on 10 February 2015 with the show currently booking to 13 June 2015.
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, is based on the early life and career of legendary singer/ songwriter Carole King. With a book by Douglas McGrath, words and music by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and directed by Marc Bruni. Choreography is by Josh Prince with set designs by Derek McLane, costume designs by Alejo Viettii, lighting by Peter Kaczorowski and sound by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations and Music Arrangements are by Steve Sidwell.
The show tells the story of King's 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.
Singer-songwriter Katie Brayben is currently playing Princess Diana in King Charles III at the Wyndham's Theatre and previously was seen in American Psycho at the Almeida Theatre. Her other theatre credits include Joking Apart for Nottingham Playhouse, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Ragtime for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, 13 for the National Theatre, Company for Southwark Playhouse, Return to the Forbidden Planet on tour in the UK and Mamma Mia! both in the West End and on tour internationally.
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