Cast announced for new tour of Beautiful musical
17 December 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme
Molly-Grace Cutler will take the lead role in a new UK tour of Beautiful—The Carole King Musical which starts at Leicester’s Curve theatre.
Tom Milner will play Gerry Goffin, King’s former husband and collaborator. Seren Sandham-Davies and Jos Slovick will play husband-and-wife song-writing duo Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. Garry Robson will take the role of music producer and talent manager Don Kirshner.
Clare Greenway will play King’s mother Genie Klein. 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 and Adrien Spencer. Dan de Cruz will be the on-stage musical director.
Speaking about the cast, Curve’s chief executive Chris Stafford and artistic director Nikolai Foster said, “Carole King’s body of work speaks for itself and it’s an honour to work on a show which celebrates some of the greatest pop songs ever written and the extraordinary life of the woman who’s provided the soundtrack to our lives across the decades.
“In Molly-Grace Cutler, we have the perfect actor to lead our production and embody the spirit of King’s supreme artistry. Molly leads a phenomenal company of actor-musicians who will recreate all the hits live onstage, under the supreme musical talents of Grammy winner Steve Sidwell and Tony winner Sarah Travis.”
Beautiful—The Carole King Musical will open at Curve on Monday 28 February until Saturday 12 March 2022. It will then tour to Theatre Royal Bath from 17 until 26 March, Theatre Royal Brighton from 29 March until 2 April, Festival Theatre Edinburgh from 5 until 9 April, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton from 12 until 16 April, Newcastle Theatre Royal from 19 until 23 April, Orchard Theatre Dartford from 26 until 30 April, Malvern Theatres from 3 until 7 May, Cambridge Arts Theatre from 10 until 21 May and New Theatre, Cardiff from 24 until 28 May.
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical - Douglas McGrath, with songs by Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. (Curve, Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Mayflower Theatre Southampton)