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Starring Charlie Brooks, Thomas Law & Sam Jackson
Directed by Nikolai Foster
Lighting Design by Ben Cracknell
Sound Design by George Dennis

Produced by Nottingham Playhouse, Curve theatre Leicester & Tom O'Connell for QNQ.

Nikolai Foster’s celebrated anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey’s modern classic Beautiful Thing returns in 2015 to make audiences laugh and cry in equal measure.

Beautiful Thing is a glorious urban love story between two young men set on an inner city housing estate. It tells the story of teenager Jamie’s relationship with classmate and neighbour, Ste. Together the two boys find comedy, warmth and the music of Mama Cass through their loud-mouthed next door neighbour, Leah, along with Jamie's mum, Sandra (the local barmaid) and her neo-hippy boyfriend, Tony.

Jonathan Harvey (Gimme, Gimme, Gimme; Coronation Street) combines comedy with drama in his critically acclaimed award-winning play. Beautiful Thing truly captures what it is to be a teenager and to fall in love.


Multi-award winning actress Charlie Brooks, best known for her role as ‘Janine Butcher’ in EastEnders, will lead the cast as ‘Sandra’.


Thomas Law (EastEnders, The World’s End) will star as ‘Ste’ and Sam Jackson (Skins, Kes) will star as ‘Jamie’.

Gerard McCarthy(Hollyoaks, The Fall) will star as 'Tony', Vanessa Babirye (Our Girl) will star as 'Leah' with Rob Ellis & Natalie Law completing the cast.

★★★★ The Times, The Guardian, Evening Standard, Telegraph, WhatsOnStage, The Sunday Express
star Canterbury – Marlowe Theatre
23 – 24 March BOOK NOW 0122 778 7787

Birmingham – Hippodrome (The Patrick Centre)
30 March – 11 April BOOK NOW 0844 338 5000

Manchester – Lowry Theatre, Salford (Quays)
13 – 18 April BOOK NOW 0843 208 6000

Nottingham – Playhouse
21 April – 9 May BOOK NOW 0115 941 9419

Northampton – Theatre Royal
18 – 23 May BOOK NOW 01604 624811

Leicester – Curve Studio
25 – 30 May BOOK NOW 0116 242 3595

High Wycombe – Swan Theatre
22 – 27 June BOOK NOW 01494 512 000

Cardiff – New Theatre
14 – 18 July BOOK NOW 029 2087 8889

Brighton – Theatre Royal
20 – 25 July BOOK NOW 0844 871 7650