About Beautiful the Carole King Musical
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 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 ‘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.
Prices: From £13.00
Dates & times:
Tuesday at 7.30pm
Wednesday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Thursday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Friday at 7.30pm
Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes, including interval
Age guidance: 10+
“One of the most amazing catalogues of pop music ever written. It was beautiful” —Elaine Paige, BBC Radio 2
“A tapestry of greatest hits” —The Guardian
About New Theatre Oxford
There has been a theatre on George Street for almost 170 years. The first theatre was built in 1836, and a second in 1886. In 1934, the third New Theatre opened.
The theatre has been owned by several different companies and undergone several name changes. It is now owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group and hosts everything from ballet and opera to musicals.
On performance days, the Box Office opens at noon and closes 15 minutes after the show starts. If there is a performance on a Sunday or Bank Holiday, Box Office will open 2 hours before the show begins and close 15 minutes after the show starts.
There is a large air-conditioned bar with seating located below the Stalls Foyer, two further bars in the Circle Foyer and an additional one at the back of the balcony. All stocked with an array of drinks and snacks.
There is a cloakroom located in the stalls bar. If this is closed, please speak to a member of staff. £1 per item. It is free to ATG Theatre Card members.