A woman sits at a piano, she smiles broadly


Tue 10 - Sat 21 May 2022
Tickets £25-£60 *

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A brand new production of the award-winning West End and Broadway show Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, comes to Cambridge.

Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent. Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of hit song-writing 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 The Locomotion.

Book by Douglas McGrath
Words and Music by Gerry Goffin & Carole King, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Music by arrangement with SONY/ATV Music Publishing
Originally produced on Broadway and in London by Paul Blake, SONY/ATV Music Publishing & Mike Bosner

Fancy listening to Carole King's incredible back catalogue of hits? Click here to listen to our Beautiful inspired Spotify playlist!

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes including an interval

Age Guidance



Tuesday 10 - Saturday 21 May, 7.30pm
and Thursday 12, Saturday 14, Thursday 19 & Saturday 21 May: £25/£40/£50/£60 *
Sunday 15 May: No performances

* All ticket prices include a £3 per ticket booking fee

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  • Four women in matching bright pink dresses sing together, they are standing on a podium in front of a shiny curtain
  • A woman and man stand in front of a Drama Society news board, the woman is reading from a book and the man has a guitar hanging on his back
  • Four men in matching blue suits are singing and pointing to the audience, one is playing a guitar
  • Four women sing into a microphone together
  • A man and a woman kiss passionately, the man has a guitar hanging off his back
  • A man in a blue suit plays electric guitar


Watch the trailer here!

Audience reactions...

  • 'A tapestry of greatest hits'