Beautiful Thing - Arts Theatre

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Venue Information
Arts Theatre

Arts Theatre
6-7 Great Newport Street
London
London
WC2H 7JB

Seating Plan

Directions

Directions
(2mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square up to Great Newport Street on your left, where you can see the theatre.

Beautiful Thing

Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 12+

Audiences will have a chance to revisit the characters created by Jonathan Harvey in his 1993 play Beautiful Thing this summer as the acclaimed play makes its way back to the West End, Once again for a brief run at the Arts Theatre. Just as they did on its previous run here in 2013, the producers have brought together an impressive team to bring the show to life, including actress Charlie Brooks and Nikolai Foster who is set to direct.

Described as an urban love story, Beautiful Thing takes us to Thamesmead in London, a working class area with an inner-city housing estate. It is here that we are introduced o the characters of Jamie and Ste, who have spent a long time together. These sixteen year olds bond over comedy and music and discover their first feelings of love together, whilst facing bullying over homosexuality and uncertainty between themselves.

When the show was first seen by those with theatre tickets in the early 90s the response was tremendous, with a Laurence Olivier Award nomination among the honours that it received. It also found its way to the screen with Channel 4 adapting the story in 1996 so it is clear that there has always been a sizable audience for the tale.

And many audience members will be flocking to the show for a chance to witness the talents of Charlie Brooks, who many will recognise thanks to her work on the screen, perhaps most notably in EastEnders in which she portrayed Janine Butcher. Her other credits include Suspects, The Dumping Ground and the reality television series I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Outta Here!

Beautiful Thing follows shows like Bad Jews at the Arts Theatre with a run beginning on Thursday 26th March 2015.

Show Information
Booking From: Wednesday, 3rd June 2015
Booking Until: Saturday, 11th July 2015
Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 12+
Show Status: production_closed
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