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Beautiful Thing returns to the West End for 20th anniversary

Date Posted: 20/11/2012

Jonathan Harvey’s play, Beautiful Thing, is returning to the West End for a 20th anniversary production.

The play will open at London’s Arts Theatre on 13th April and run until 25th May, followed by a UK tour visiting Liverpool, Leeds and Brighton.


The urban love story follows the relationship between two young men, set on an inner city housing estate. It tells the tale 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.

Starring Suranne Jones

Suranne Jones stars as Jamie’s mother, Sandra. Jones is best known for her role as Karen McDonald in Coronation Street, and DC Rachel Bailey in Scott and Bailey.

Beautiful Thing is directed by Nikolai Foster, who has previously produced Flashdance, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Annie.

Tour dates

Further to its West End run, Beautiful Thing tours the following UK venues.

Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool: 28th May – 1st June
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds: 3rd June – 8th June
Brighton Theatre Royal, Brighton: 10th June – 15th June

Group travel organisers will find group rates at their chosen venue.

For further group travel information visit

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