Cast highlights for BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical at the Aldwych Theatre
Katie Brayben as Carole King
Katie’s stage credits include Princess Diana in King Charles III at the Wyndham’s Theatre and Almeida Theatre, American Psycho: A new musical thriller at the Almeida Theatre, Joking Apart for Nottingham Playhouse, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Ragtime for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, 13 for the National Theatre, Company for Southwark Playhouse, Return to the Forbidden Planet on tour in the UK and Mamma Mia! both in the West End and on tour internationally. The screen credits include Vera and This Way Out.
Glynis Barber as Genie Klein
TV credits include playing Harriet Makepeace in Dempsey and Makepeace, Soolin in Blake’s Seven, Glenda Mitchell in EastEnders, Jean McAtter in The Royal, Belinda in Family Affairs and Grace Barrowclough in Emmerdale. Other TV work includes Visitors, Lucky Jim, The History of Mr Polly and Turkish Delight/Popcorn. On film her credits include Point of Break, The Edge of Tomorrow, On The Nose, Deja vu, The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Wicked Lady. Her previous theatre credits include Love Letters for Dundee Rep, Season’s Greetings on tour, Separate Tables and Make Me A Match for the Mill at Sonning, the national tour of The Graduate, And Then There Were None at the Duke of York’s Theatre, Once in a Lifetime for the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Piccadilly Theatre and A Murder is Announced at the Vaudeville Theatre.
Alan Morrissey as Gerry Goffin
Alan Morrissey was last on stage in I Can’t Sing at the London Palladium. His work for the Royal Shakespeare Company includes Twelfth Night and As You Like It. For Shakespeare’s Globe he toured in Romeo and Juliet. His screen credits include Nick Van Barr in Holby City as well as appearances in Doctors, Endeavour and The League of Gentlemen: Apocalypse.
Lorna Want as Cynthia Weil
Lorna Want has most recently played Winnie in Annie Get Your Gun on tour in the UK. Her West End credits include Footloose, Evita, Parade, The Fantasticks and Dreamboats and Petticoats. Her regional theatre credits include Robin Hood for the Cambridge Arts Theatre, Peter Pan at the Manchester Opera House and Les Miserables at the Birmingham Hippodrome.
Gary Trainor as Don Kirshner
Gary Trainor’s theatre credits include Potted Potter at the Garrick Theatre and on tour in the US and Australia, The Shawshank Redemption at Wyndham’s Theatre, The Old Vic New Voices 24 Hour Plays, Into The Woods at the Landor Theatre, Jago at the Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh and Prophecy at the Public Theatre in New York. He has also toured the UK in Buddy, Frankenstein: The Year Without a Summer, Stones in His Pockets and The Oxford Passion.