Friday, September 26

Carole King cast for new musical Beautiful

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 and Ragtime 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.

Beautiful  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 (Parade - Donmar Warehouse, Dreamboats and Petticoats - West End) and Gary Trainor (I Can't Sing!)

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