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'A Tapestry of greatest hits' The Guardian

A brand new production of the Award Winning West End and Broadway show, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, comes to Southampton.

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, 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.

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including interval.

Age Advice:



Contains smoke and haze effects throughout. Strobe lighting effects are used during Act II.

Standard Pricing
Tue - Thu 7.30pm £29.50 to £49.50
Wed & Thu 2pm £29.50 to £49.50
Fri & Sat 7.30pm £39.50 to £54.50
Sat 2pm £39.50 to £54.50

No discounts on Friday or Saturday evening performances.

Executive Membership £6.00 off top two prices at all performances or 20% off on Tue 12 Apr
Groups (10+) £5.00 off top two prices only and one free ticket with every twenty purchased. Not available online - please call 02380 711811.
Access Member Discount [What's This?] £5 off
Access Membership Companion seats half price at all performances

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  2. Breakfast at your chosen hotel.
  3. A return taxi journey to/from the hotel to Mayflower Theatre.

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