In Arts & Entertainment

A new production of the award-winning West End and Broadway show, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, arrived in Cardiff this week (Tuesday 24 May), and our companion hyperlocal site Rhiwbina Info was there to review it.

The show tells Carole’s (Molly-Grace-Cutler) story: from her teens in Brooklyn as a would-be teacher, through her successful song-writing partnership in Manhattan with lyricist husband, Gerry Goffin (Tom Milner), to her move to California and becoming one of the most successful singer-songwriters of the 20th century.

The reviewer, our senior consultant Andy Weltch, described it as “an inspiring, feelgood show liberally sprinkled with almost 30 familiar hit songs, brilliantly performed by a talented and engaging cast.”

“It’s an incredible catalogue of familiar chart-toppers right through the 1960s to the early ’70s,” he added. “… a wonderful whirlwind journey through some of the greatest songs of the last century”.

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is at the New Theatre, Cardiff until Saturday, before continuing its UK tour.

You can read the review here.

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