Beautiful Thing

Start date: 8th September 2023
End date: 7th October 2023
Time: 2:30 am
Location: Stratford East
October | September

Date: Fri 08 Sep – Sat 07 Oct
Time: 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Venue: Stratford East
Price: Tickets from £10
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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.

Raphael Akuwudike and Joshua Asaré play Ste and Jamie in this 30th-anniversary revival of Jonathan Harvey’s iconic, coming-out and coming-of-age story, alongside Trieve Blackwood-Cambridge as Tony, Shvorne Marks as Sandra, and Scarlett Rayner as Leah.

A Theatre Royal Stratford East, Leeds Playhouse and HOME, Manchester Production.