Beautiful The Carole King Musical, currently playing the Aldwych Theatre, has won the hearts of theatre goers here in the West End, Broadway and it’s heading to Australia. West End star – Cassidy Janson – talked backstage with our very own Stage Door Johnny – John Bowles – about the show, the cast, and her career.
CAROLE KING, the chart-topping music legend, was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent… She fought her way into the record industry as a teenager and sold her first hit, ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’, when she was just seventeen. By the time she was twenty she was writing number ones for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll, including the Drifters, The Shirelles, Aretha Franklin and the Monkees. But her greatest challenge was to find her own voice and finally step into the spotlight.
About CASSIDY JANSON…
Dessa Rose (Trafalgar Studios), Candide, Tick Tick Boom (Menier Chocolate Factory), Blood Wedding (Courtyard Theatre), Rooms: A Rock Romance (Finborough Theatre), Lend Me a Tenor (Gielgud Theatre), Company (Southwark Playhouse), Avenue Q (Wyndhams Theatre), Wicked (original London cast, Apollo Victoria Theatre). Television credits include: Casualty (BBC). Film credits include: The Hike, Tail’s End, Day Trip to London, Full Circle, Coma. Other credits include: Appears regularly with The Jive Aces (at Glastonbury and Ronnie Scott’s) and recently recorded two solo tracks on their new album Diggin’ the Roots. Cassidy was thrilled to duet with Carole King herself in Hyde Park for the BST concert in July 2016 for 65,000 people.