Featuring your favourite hits from the 60s and 70s, a brand new production of the award winning West End and Broadway show 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 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 Loco-motion.
She fought her way into the record industry as a teenager and sold her first hit, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, when she was just seventeen. By the time she was twenty she was writing number ones for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll, including The Drifters, The Shirelles, Aretha Franklin and The Monkees. But her greatest challenge was to find her own voice and finally step into the spotlight.
Beautiful is the untold story of Carole King’s journey from schoolgirl to superstar. From her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom.
This musical will also feature a LIVE band on stage!
Director: David Hennessy
Musical Director: Jimmy Brockie
Choreographer: Michelle Condon
Producer: David Hennessy Musical & Dramatic Society
Carole King: Alex Kavanagh
Gerry Goffin: Danny Brockie
Cynthia Weil: Jenna Dunphy
Barry Mann: Padraic Di Fusco
Don Kirshner: Bill Stafford
Genie Klein: Caz Kelly
Janelle Woods: Precious Abimbola
Little Eva: Madeline Blackwell
Marilyn Wald: Samantha O’Regan
Lucille and ‘Uptown singer’: Celina Kehinde
Betty: Charley Fitzgerald
Lou Alder: Adam O’Neill
Nick: Leon Sheehan
Neil Sedaka: Ivan Kiely
The Drifters: Kingsley Ekedoze, Abdul – Lai Josh Saidi, Sean Murphy and Donal Ojiekhudu
The Shirelles: Precious Abimbola, Madeline Blackwell, Celina Kehinde and Angie Goma
The Righteous Brothers: Paul Kavanagh and Andrew Lane
Featured singers: Brenda Giles, Hazel Tebay Kelly and Susan Murphy
Voice overs: Oliver Carroll
Ensemble: Ivan Kiely, Charley Fitzgerald, Aoife O’Connor, Dawn O’Neill, Samantha O’Regan, Sonya Fox, Caoimhe O’Connor, Sarah Corcoran, Leon Sheehan, Molly Mae Powell, Tea Barry, Nicole Norton, Grace Twomey, Adam O’Neill, Ava Guiden, Caoilan Walsh and Shane Downey