Beautiful in Blackpool

David Upton

Beautiful—The Carole King Musical will be heading to the Opera House Blackpool from June 18 to 23.

Bronté Barbé will play Carole in the UK and Ireland tour and will be joined by Kane Oliver Parry as King’s husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Amy Ellen Richardson as songwriter Cynthia Weil, Matthew Gonsalves as song-writer Barry Mann, Carol Royle as King’s mother Genie Klein and Adam Howden as music publisher and producer Donnie Kirshner. At certain performances, Carole King will be played by Leigh Lothian.

The show tells the story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in music history.