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Twenty years ago Liverpool’s Jonathan Harvey wrote Beautiful Thing, aged just 24. It premièred at the Bush Theatre in London and went on to become a West End hit and a cult film.
Celebrating its anniversary year, and direct from the West End, this award-winning play comes to the Liverpool Playhouse for one week only.
Beautiful Thing is 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.
This uplifting and heart-warming new production is directed by Nikolai Foster (Kes) and stars Suranne Jones as Sandra.
Jonathan Harvey is a regular writer on Coronation Street, and wrote the hit TV series Gimme, Gimme, Gimme. His plays include Canary, Corrie! and Closer to Heaven, as well as the bestselling 2012 novel All She Wants.
Suranne Jones is most recognised for her role as Karen McDonald in Coronation Street and DC Rachel Bailey in Scott & Bailey, she has also appeared in Dr Who, A Touch of Cloth, and The Secret of Crickley Hall. Her stage credits include Top Girls, Blythe Spirit and A Few Good Men.
Presented by Tom O’Connell for QNQ
Written by Jonathan Harvey
Directed by Nikolai Foster
Designed by Colin Richmond
Starring Zaraah Abrahams, Jake Davies, Oliver Farnworth, Danny-Boy Hatchard, Suranne Jones
Produced by Tom O’Connell for QNQ
Tue 28 May to Sat 1 Jun at the Playhouse
Matinées: 1.30pm on Thu 30 May, 2pm on Sat 1 Jun
Tickets: £12 - £23
Age recommendation: 12+
Running Time: 2 hours (includes a 20 minute interval)
Afterwords: Wed 29 May