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Beautiful Thing

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About the Show Less...

An uplifting and heart-warming story of finding one's self in the London council estates. Read More >

Celebrating its 20th anniversary year and returning to the West End for a limited six week season, Jonathan Harvey’s award winning Beautiful Thing comes to the Arts theatre.

Starring Suranne Jones and directed by Nikolai Foster with designs by Colin Richmond, Beautiful Thing is an uplifting and heart-warming new production, telling a glorious urban love story about two young men coming to grips with their sexuality and the effect it has on the people in their lives.

The show charts 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.

The play exquisitely depicts what it is to be sixteen, in the first flush of love, and full of optimism.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 13/04/2013

Opening Night: 17/04/2013

Closing Night: 25/05/2013

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Cast & Creative


Suranne Jones


Director - Nikolai Foster

Designer - Colin Richmond

Author - Jonathan Harvey

About Arts Theatre

Great Newport Street,London,United Kingdom,WC2H 7JB

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