New casting has been announced for Beautiful - The Carole King Musical at the Aldwych Theatre.
From 28 November 2016, former Urinetown and Billy Elliot star Matthew Seadon-Young (pictured) will play King's husband Gerry Goffin and Barbara Drennan (The Winter's Tale, To Kill A Mockingbird) will play her mother Genie Klein. The roles are currently played by Alan Morrissey and Diane Keen.
The cast also includes Gavin Alex, Georgie Ashford, Koko Basigara, Tsemaye Bob-Egbe, Ashford Campbell, Treyc Cohen, Natasha Cottriall, Michael Duke, Matthew Gonsalves, Jammy Kasongo, Leigh Lothian and Earl R. Perkins. The swings are Derek Aidoo, Rosie Heath, Dominic Hodson, Emma Louise Jones, Jessica Joslin, Vicki Manser, David O'Mahony and Jaime Tait.
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is the story of King's journey from schoolgirl to chart-topper, featuring many of her best-known songs including "Will You Love Me Tomorrow", "Up on the Roof", "Locomotion", "One Fine Day" and "You've Got a Friend".
With a book by Douglas McGrath and words and music by Gerry Goffin, Carole King, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, it's directed by Marc Bruni. Choreography is by Josh Prince, with set designs by Derek McLane, costume designs by Alejo Vietti, lighting by Peter Kaczorowski and sound by Brian Ronan. Orchestrations and music arrangements are by Steve Sidwell.
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is currently booking in the West End until 22 July 2017.
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