Following a highly successful West End run of two and a half years and a sell-out tour, Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is coming to Bromley in the New Year.
Daisy Wood-Davis (Hollyoaks), born and bred in Bromley, will play Carole King. She will be joined by Adam Gillian as King’s husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Laura Baldwin as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Cameron Sharp as song-writer Barry Mann, Susie Fenwick as King’s mother Genie Klein and Oliver Boot as music publisher and producer Donnie Kirshner. At certain performances, Carole King will be played by Vicki Manser.
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.
Along the way, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation, including one of the best-selling albums of all time, Tapestry, and countless classics such as (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Take Good Care of My Baby, You’ve Got a Friend, So Far Away, It Might as Well Rain Until September, Up on the Roof and The Locomotion. The show also includes the Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann hit songs You’ve Lost that Lovin Feeling, On Broadway and We Gotta Get out of This Place.
It has a book by Douglas McGrath with words and music by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. The show ran on Broadway for nearly six years and is currently selling out in cities across the US throughout its North American tour.
Churchill Theatre, High Street, Bromley, BR1 1HA from 11th – 18th January 2020. Times: 7.30pm, matinees 2.30pm. Admission: £20 – £49. Phone: 020 3285 6000
Previous touring cast photo credit: Craig Sugden