VIDEO: Award-winning ‘Beautiful’ star Lorna Want backstage.

Currently playing - The Aldwych Theatre, West End.

‘Beautiful’ The Carole King musical is a smash in London’s West End and today it celebrates a milestone – two knockout years in London’s West End!  LiveTheatreUK would like to congratulate all the cast, crew and production team on it’s second birthday.

Lorna Want won the Olivier Award for best supporting actress for her role as Cynthia Weil.  Backstage at The Aldwych Theatre, Lorna Want spoke to our Stage Door Johnny – John Bowles – and talks about winning the award, the tremendous success of the show and working with co-star Ian McIntosh.


Beautiful – The Carole King Musical – It’s the story of Carole King’s career brought to life with her music.  “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.”
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John Bowles
John Bowles, having started his career on Australian variety television at the age of ten, had notched up 300 hours of live national TV by the age of sixteen. As an adult he has gone on to star in many theatrical productions such as ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Cats’. He has produced, directed and written for television but admits his favourite role is as presenter, and he relishes the opportunity to talk to interesting show business people and tell their stories.