The cast for the new UK tour of Beautiful – The Carole King Musical has been announced.
The musical – which recently celebrated five years on Broadway – ran in the West End for two and a half years before a first UK tour in 2017.
Now a second national UK tour has been confirmed starting in January 2020.
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the story of the life of singer-songwriter Carole King. The show features a book by Douglas McGrath with songs written by Carole King, her husband Gerry Goffin, as well as Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Phil Spector and others.
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical UK tour cast
Daisy Wood-Davis (Hollyoaks, EastEnders) will play the title role Carole King, alongside Adam Gillian (Hadestown) as Gerry Goffin. Vicki Manser will play Carole King at certain performances.
Laura Baldwin (Waitress) plays Cynthia Weil, with Cameron Sharp (School of Rock) as Barry Mann, Susie Fenwick (The Sound of Music) as King’s mother Genie Klein and Oliver Boot (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time) as Donnie Kirshner.
Completing the cast are Toyan Thomas-Browne, Reece Budin, Ronald Brian, Carly Cook, Julia Dray, Jordan Fox, Louise Francis, Chloe Gentles, Katrina May, Grant McConvey, Jacob McIntosh, Samuel Nicholas, Leah St Luce, Mica Townsend and Damien Winchester.
The new tour will open in Bromley in January before heading to Hull, Aberdeen, Northampton, Eastbourne, Woking, Bristol, Bradford, Cardiff, Sunderland, Wimbledon, Milton Keynes, Llandudno, Canterbury, Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Glasgow and Nottingham.