A glorious urban love story between two young men coming to grips with their sexuality and the effect it has on the people in their lives, Beautiful Thing exquisitely depicts what it is to be sixteen, in the first flush of love, and full of optimism.
It's 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.
Celebrating its twentieth anniversary year, the award winning Beautiful Thing stars Suranne Jones as Sandra, Jamie's mother. Suranne is best known for her role as Karen McDonald in Coronation Street and DC Rachel Bailey in Scott & Bailey. Her stage credits include Top Girls, Blythe Spirit and A Few Good Men.
In Leeds for one week only, direct from its West End run, this uplifting and heart-warming new production is directed by Nikolai Foster who created our spectacular Christmas show Annie in 2011.
'THIS GENEROUS OPTIMISTIC PLAY REMAINS A BEAUTIFUL THING' Guardian
'As poignant and as wonderful as it ever was. Go and see it, see it again. And again'.
**** Time Out
**** Evening Standard