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A touching, urban love story, full of warmth and humour

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Fri 8 Sep - Sat 7 Oct 2023, 2.30pm & 7.30pm BSL: Thu 28 Sep, 7.30pm Captioned: Fri 29 Sep, 7.30pm Audio Described: Sat 30 Sep, 2.30pm Relaxed: Sat 23 Sep, 2.30pm Masked and Socially Distanced: Tue 19 Sep, 7.30pm


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Theatre Royal Stratford East
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Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square E15 1BN

About Beautiful Thing

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. This 30th-anniversary revival of Jonathan Harvey's iconic, coming-out and coming-of-age story set in the nineties, is about community, friendship, rites of passage and what it is to be 16 and in love. Age Recommendation: 14+