Actress Katie Brayben
is playing Carole King in the new musical Beautiful
which is due to open at the Aldwych in the West End next February.
Miss Brayben is currently portraying Diana, Princess of Wales in the satirical play King Charles III at the Wyndham's Theatre and has recentl been in the Almeida's American Psycho
with previous acting credits including Sophie Sheridan in Mamma Mia!
in the West End and on Tour as well as A Midsummer Night's Dream
at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. She is also a singer-songwriter, plays the piano and cello, and writes and performs her own compositions - all making her perfect for the role of King.
tells the story of Carole King's journey from school girl to superstar
featuring classics including "Take Good Care of my Baby", "Up on the
Roof" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"
Further casting includes Alan Morrissey
, (I Can't Sing!) as King's first husband Gerry Goffin, Glynis Barber
(Dempsey Makepeace) as King's mother, Lorna Want
- Donmar Warehouse, Dreamboats and Petticoats
- West End) and Gary Trainor (I Can't Sing!