2015-2017 | Aldwych Theatre Directed by Marc Bruni
Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.
She fought her way into the record business as a teenager and sold her first hit, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, when she was just seventeen. By the time she reached her twenties she had the husband of her dreams and a flourishing career writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll from Aretha Franklin to The Monkees, The Drifters, to The Shirelles. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her true voice.
BEAUTIFUL 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, with 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 Locomotion.Read more
2014-2014 | Aldwych Theatre Directed by Jeremy Herrin
The WOLF HALL story begins in England in 1527. Henry VIII has been King for almost 20 years and is desperate for a male heir. Intent on divorce, he demands that Cardinal Wolsey persuade the Pope to grant him an annulment. With every month that passes without progress the King's anger grows.
Into this volatile court enters the commoner Thomas Cromwell. A one-time mercenary, master politician, lawyer and doting father, he sets out to grant the King his desire while methodically and ruthlessly pursuing his own reforming agenda.
2001-2001 | Aldwych Theatre Directed by Adrian Noble
The Royal Shakespeare Company present the musical The Secret Garden in London adapted from the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
The story is set in the early years of the 20th century. Mary Lennox, a young English girl born and raised in the British Raj, is orphaned by a cholera outbreak when she is ten years old. She is sent away from India to Yorkshire, England, to live with relatives whom she has never met. Her own personality blossoms as she and a young gardener bring new life to a neglected garden, as well as to her sickly cousin and uncle.Read more
1981-1981 | Aldwych Theatre Directed by Terry Hands
King Richard banishes his noblemen and seizes their land to fuel his own wars. As anger mounts, a battle for the soul of England begins and one man's divine right to rule is called into question. Shakespeare's poetic masterpiece is an epic tale of destruction, ruin and decay that casts light on the decline of a kingdom and the solitude of power.Read more
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