Beautiful Thing Tickets
Nikolai Foster’s celebrated anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey’s modern classic Beautiful Thing returns to the Arts Theatre to make audiences laugh and cry in equal measure one final time.
Multi-award winning actress Charlie Brooks, (best known as ‘Janine Butcher’ in EastEnders), will lead the cast as Sandra, Thomas Law (EastEnders, The World’s End) will star as Ste, Sam Jackson (Skins, Kes) will star as Jamie, Gerard McCarthy (Hollyoaks, The Fall) will star as Tony and Vanessa Babirye (Our Girl) will star as Leah.
Beautiful Thing is a glorious urban love story between two young men set on an inner city housing estate. It tells the story of teenager Jamie’s relationship with classmate and neighbour, Ste. Together the two boys find comedy, warmth and the music of Mama Cass through their loud-mouthed next door neighbour, Leah, along with Jamie's mum, Sandra (the local barmaid) and her neo-hippy boyfriend, Tony.
Jonathan Harvey (Gimme, Gimme, Gimme; Coronation Street) combines comedy with drama in his critically acclaimed award-winning play. Beautiful Thing truly captures what it is to be a teenager and to fall in love.
In London for a strictly six week season book your Beautiful Thing tickets today!
Age restriction12+ Contains some bad language
Running time2 hours and 20 minutes including interval
Performance datesMonday to Saturday 8pm, Thursday and Saturday 3pm
Recommended entry age 12 plus, contains some bad language.
Venue InformationArts Theatre6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB
News / Reviews
Beautiful Thing - The reviews are in!
Suranne Jones, Coronation Street's feisty Karen McDonald and star of Vincent and Scott & Bailey, heads the cast in the revival of Jonathan Harvey's coming of age story Beautiful Thing at the Arts Theatre. The play revolves around two young boys on a council estate in the early nineties, Jamie and Ste, coming to terms with their burgeoning sexuality. Following the play's initial 1993 premiere it was brought to a wider audience with a 1996 film version. Jones plays Sandra, Ste's feisty mother, played by Linda Henry in the screen adaptation.
20 Apr, 2013 | By London Theatre Direct
News / Interviews
Suranne Jones exclusive interview - Beautiful Thing returns to West End
Much-loved Jonathan Harvey coming-of-age play Beautiful Thing wends its way back into the West End to the Arts Theatre this April for a limited run. We caught up with theatre and tv stalwart Suranne Jones who will head the cast to get the lowdown on the upcoming revival.
20 Feb, 2013 | By London Theatre Direct