MAYFLOWER Theatre is co-producing the new tour of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, which comes to Southampton from April 12 to 16.

The hit show, which ran in the West End for two and a half years before two successful UK tours, features the talented cast of actor-musicians performing countless classics including You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman, Take Good Care of my Baby, You’ve Got a Friend, Up on the Roof, Locomotion, You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling and exploring the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom.

Appearing will be Molly-Grace Cutler (The Worst Witch) as Carole King and Tom Milner (Holby City) as Gerry Goffin, while Seren Sandham-Davies (Crazy For You) and Jos Slovick (Once) will play husband and wife songwriting duo, Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann. Garry Robson (White Christmas) will play music producer and talent manager Don Kirshner.

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Clare Greenway (Sister Act) will play Carole's mother Genie Klein, and Dan de Cruz is the production's on-stage musical director.

Carole King’s remarkable music will be brought to life by Grammy Award-winning Orchestrator Steve Sidwell and adapted by Tony Award-winning Curve Associate and Musical Supervisor Sarah Travis.

Michael Ockwell, Mayflower Theatre Chief Executive, said: “I am thrilled that we are co-producing this exciting new production and bring it to Southampton. Beautiful is a wonderful musical and the cast give superb performances. I know our audiences will love the show featuring hit after hit from a remarkable composer and performer in Carole King."

Daily Echo:

Pop music would be very different without the contributions of Carole King, who at age 17 wrote her first number one hit with Gerry Goffin, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, for The Shirelles. The dozens of chart hits Goffin and King wrote during this period became legendary, but it was 1971’s Tapestry that took her to the pinnacle. More than 400 of her compositions have been recorded by over 1,000 artists, resulting in 100 hit singles and six Grammys.

Tickets for Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, which runs from April 12 to 16, are on sale at or 02380 711811.