Written by Jonathan Harvey
Directed by Anthony Simpson-Pike
Teenage boys Ste and Jamie are neighbours on a South London estate. Jamie is more knowledgeable about The Sound of Music than football, while classmate Ste never misses a sports day. Both are being bullied, Jamie at school and Ste at home by his violent father and brother. One night, when things get too much, Ste seeks refuge in Jamie's flat and, sharing a bed, the boys strike up a new relationship. Together they come to terms with their sexuality and explore their feelings alongside their Mama Cass loving, rebellious friend Leah and with the much-needed emotional support of Jamie's lioness mother, Sandra.
This 30th-anniversary revival of Jonathan Harvey's iconic, coming-out and coming-of-age story set in the nineties, is about community, friendship, rites of passage and what it is to be 16 and in love.
BEAUTIFUL THING is a touching, urban love story, full of warmth and humour.
Available for under 17s
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Newham schools: £12 per person
All other schools: £14 per person
If you buy nine standard rate tickets then you get the 10th free. Group bookings (of nine or more tickets) can only be booked over the phone or in person.
Our online booking system doesn’t allow customers to leave isolated seats. We do this in order to prevent gaps in the auditorium.
Currently seats are on sale from Row B in the stalls, and it is possible that Row A will go on sale at a later date, so please be aware that purchasing seats in Row B does not guarantee that you will be in the front row.
Please note that our boxes have a slightly restricted view. Seats marked with an ‘i’ on the seating plan have a restricted view.
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Our ticket prices increase as the theatre fills. We always recommend booking early to secure the best seats at the best price.
Assistant Director position funded by Fenton Arts Trust, Idlewild Trust and Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation.
Age guidance: 14+ (click here for Content Advisory Notes)
BSL interpreted: Thu 28 Sep, 7.30pm
Captioned: Fri 29 Sep, 7.30pm
Audio Described: Sat 30 Sep, 2.30pm
Relaxed Environment: Sat 23 Sep, 2.30pm
Masked and Socially Distanced: Tue 19 Sep, 7.30pm
Pay What You Can performance (what's this?): Tue 12 Sep, 7.30pm