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Beautiful - The Carole King Musical - 2020 tour announced and includes New Wimbledon Theatre

Bronte Barbe as Carole King. Photo credit: Craig Sugden.

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FOLLOWING a highly successful two and a half years in the West End and a sell-out tour in 2017/18, the Olivier, Tony and Grammy Award-winning Beautiful – The Carole King Musical will tour the UK and Ireland in 2020, opening at the Churchill Theatre Bromley on January 11.

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.

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is based on the early life and career of legendary singer/songwriter Carole King. It has a book by Douglas McGrath with words and music by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical celebrates five years on Broadway this year and continues to sell out in cities across the US throughout its North American tour.

Following the Bromley dates (January 11-18), the 2020 UK and Ireland tour will visit Hull New Theatre (January 21-25), His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen (January 28 – February 1), Royal & Derngate, Northampton (February 3-8), Congress Theatre, Eastbourne (February 10-15), New Victoria Theatre, Woking (February 18-22), Bristol Hippodrome (February 25-29), The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford (March 3-7), Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff (March 9-14), Sunderland Empire (March 17-21), New Wimbledon Theatre (March 24-28), Milton Keynes Theatre (April 7-11), Venue Cymru, Llandudno (April 14-18), Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (April 21-25), Cliffs Pavilion, Southend (April 28 – May 2), Edinburgh Playhouse (May 5-9), Liverpool Empire (May 19-23), King’s Theatre, Glasgow (May 26-30) and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham (June 2-6), with further venues to be announced.

Casting for the 2020 tour will also be announced in due course.

Image: Bronte Barbe as Carole King. Photo credit: Craig Sugden.