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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, the Olivier and Tony Award®-winning West End and Broadway show is coming to Southampton as part of its first ever UK tour!

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 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, including one of the best-selling albums of all time, Tapestry, and 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.

Starring Bronté Barbé as Carole King. At certain performances, Carole King will be played by Leigh Lothian.



Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes including 1 interval. Times given are for guidance purposes only and can change.

Age Advice:

Recommended age 10+

Parental guidance advised. No under 2s.


Strobe Lighting. 

Standard Pricing
Tue - Sat Evening £23.50 to £48.50
Wed & Sat Matinee £23.50 to £48.50

Discounts are not available on Fri or Sat evening performances.

Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Executive Members £6 off top two prices at all performances.
Concessions (inc. Under 16s) £5 off top two prices.
Over 60s Concession £10 off top three prices on Wed & Thu 2pm performances.
Student Special £15 on opening night. Available one calendar month prior to first performance.
A valid full time student ID must be shown on entry to the performance.
Groups (10+) * £5 off top two prices and one free ticket with every twenty. 

*Group Bookings - not available online, please call 02380 711811 to book. 

Click here for further information on concessions, discounts & groups.


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