The central part of King won Broadway star Jessie Mueller a Tony award last year, yet she will not be reprising her role across the pond and rumour has it that the West End producers are on the hunt for an entirely British cast. Filling Mueller's shoes is British actress Katie Brayben, a relative newcomer with plenty of promise. We predicted that the lead role in Beautiful could make her a big star, and a Best Actress Olivier nomination is a bright start.
Even if the name Carole King doesn’t initially ring a bell, her songs most certainly will, with titles such as Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman featuring in her back catalogue. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is the latest jukebox musical to hit the West End and will be looking to emulate the success of the likes of Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys and We Will Rock You, and with the stellar material provided by King’s songbook, it certainly has plenty of potential.
|What||Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Aldwych Theatre|
|Where||Aldwych Theatre, 49 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DF | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Covent Garden (underground)|
10 Feb 15 – 13 Feb 16, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Website||Click here to book via Aldwych Theatre|