Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 August 2022, 7.30pm

Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

Based on the story of Carole King’s remarkable rise from 17 year-old singer/songwriter to chart-topping music legend, a brand new production of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical from Bath Theatre Royal will take Eastbourne audiences back to the heart of King’s landmark 1971 album ‘Tapestry’, at the Congress Theatre, 23 – 27 August.

If you’ve not heard of Carole King, it’s likely you’ve heard her music. King (alongside her first husband Gerry Goffin) penned huge hits such as “Will You Love Me Tomorrow?” for The Shirelles, “Take Good Care of My Baby” for Bobby Vee, “Up On the Roof” for the Drifters and a plethora of classics for other artists resulting in over 100 hits!

The new production cast will be led by Molly-Grace Cutler (The Worst Witch, Girls Don’t Play Guitars, We’ll Live and Die in these Townsas Carole King. Tom Milner (American Idiot Musical, Holby City, Waterloo Road) will play Gerry Goffin, Carole’s former husband and collaborator. Seren Sandham-Davies (Crazy For You, Brassed Off) and Jos Slovick (Once) play husband and wife song-writing duo Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann and Garry Robson plays music producer and talent manager Don Kirshner. Claire Greenway (Sister Act) will play Carole’s mother Genie Klein, and Dan de Cruz, last seen in Eastbourne in Return of the Forbidden Planet, will join as the production’s on-stage Musical Director.

The cast is completed by Naomi Alade, Kemi Clarke, Chris Coxon, Amena El-Kindy, Louise Francis, Dylan Gordon-Jones, Jessica Jolleys, Sorrel Jordan, Myles Miller, Peter Mooney, Adrien Spencer and Kevin Yates.

Featuring the soundtrack to a generation including You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman, Take Good Care of my Baby, You’ve Got a Friend, Up on the Roof, Locomotion and You’ve Lost That Loving FeelingBeautiful – The Carole King Musical is written by Douglas McGrath, with songs by Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Music by arrangement with SONY/ATV Music Publishing.

Tickets for Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Congress Theatre, Eastbourne 23 – 27 August priced £20 – £40 (Concessions £5 off, Under 16s £10 off, Group discounts available) bookable online at or Box Office 01323 412000. Age guidance 10+ years.

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical was originally produced on Broadway and in London by Paul Blake, SONY/ATV Music Publishing and Mike Bosner.