Long before she was Carole King, chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with extraordinary talent. Her music would become the soundtrack to a generation.

She fought her way into the record industry as a teenager and sold her first hit, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, when she was just seventeen. By the time she was twenty, she was writing number ones for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll, including The Drifters, The Shirelles, Aretha Franklin and The Monkees.

But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally managed to find her own voice and step into the spotlight.

Multi-award winning musical theatre star Esther Hannaford will play the legendary singer/songwriter Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical opening this September!

  • Show Duration: Approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes (including 20 minute interval)
  • Age Recommendation: Suitable for all ages

Sun 24 Sep 2017 06:30 PM
Wed 27 Sep 2017 01:00 PM | 08:00 PM
Thu 28 Sep 2017 08:00 PM
Fri 29 Sep 2017 08:00 PM
Sat 30 Sep 2017 02:00 PM | 08:00 PM
Sun 01 Oct 2017 01:00 PM | 06:30 PM
Tue 03 Oct 2017 07:00 PM

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BEAUTIFUL is the the inspiring true story of King’s journey from school girl to superstar; from her relationship with husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, their close friendship and playful rivalry with fellow song-writing duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, to her remarkable rise to stardom.

Along the way, she became one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history, with countless classics such as (You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman, I Feel the Earth Move, Take Good Care of My Baby, You’ve Got a Friend, So Far Away, One Fine Day, It’s Too Late, Tapestry and Locomotion.

  • "OUT OF CONTROL AMAZING!"

    The Wall Street Journal

  • "INSTANTLY JOINS THE RANKS OF THE IRRESISTIBLE! BEAT A HAPPY PATH TOTHE THEATER DOORS"

    The Huffington Post

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Carole King is a trailblazer and icon for women across the world - this International Women’s Day we celebrate her fantastic life and career. We couldn't be prouder that we are able to share her inspirational story with Australian audiences - at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from this September. Book now: www.ticketmaster.com.au/Beautiful #BeautifulinOz #IWD2017

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Australia has been called "One of the most amazing catalogues of pop music ever written!" – and now it even has the Drew Barrymore seal of approval! We're ecstatic that you loved our Broadway production Drew! Book now to see the true story of Carole King on stage – in Sydney this September!

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NEWS: Multi-award winning musical theatre star Esther Hannaford will play the legendary singer/songwriter Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical opening this September!

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Announcing 'Some Kind of Wonderful' casting news today! Multi-award-winning, Australian musical theatre star Esther Hannaford will play the legendary singer / songwriter Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Australia, opening at the Sydney Lyric Theatre this September. Tickets are on sale now! #BeautifulinOz

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Carole King is a trailblazer and icon for women across the world - this International Women’s Day we celebrate her fantastic life and career. We couldn't be prouder that we are able to share her inspirational story with Australian audiences - at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from this September. Book now: www.ticketmaster.com.au/Beautiful #BeautifulinOz #IWD2017

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Australia has been called "One of the most amazing catalogues of pop music ever written!" – and now it even has the Drew Barrymore seal of approval! We're ecstatic that you loved our Broadway production Drew! Book now to see the true story of Carole King on stage – in Sydney this September!

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NEWS: Multi-award winning musical theatre star Esther Hannaford will play the legendary singer/songwriter Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical opening this September!

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@BeautifulAu

Announcing 'Some Kind of Wonderful' casting news today! Multi-award-winning, Australian musical theatre star Esther Hannaford will play the legendary singer / songwriter Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Australia, opening at the Sydney Lyric Theatre this September. Tickets are on sale now! #BeautifulinOz

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