Beautiful Thing

Beautiful Thing

Event details

  • Tuesday 6 - Saturday 10 November
  • Please refer to timetable below
  • The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE
  • 01524 598500

Presented by Tobacco Factory Theatres in Association with The Dukes

By Jonathan Harvey | Directed by Mike Tweddle 

Beautiful Thing is a play that has charmed and delighted audiences across the world and inspired a cult film of the same name. We’re excited to present it in its 25 anniversary year, featuring pop songs from the ’60s and ’90s performed live each night by a local community choir.

Teenagers Ste and Jamie are next door neighbours on the Thamesmead estate in South London. Jamie’s being bullied at school and Ste’s being bullied at home. One evening when it all gets too much, Ste seeks refuge at Jamie’s and something frightening and beautiful begins.

Beautiful Thing offers a razor-sharp depiction of life and love on a post-war council estate, and a gloriously nostalgic trip back to the early nineties. Coronation Street writer Jonathan Harvey is at his insightful and hilarious best in this iconic story, which shows how community can lift you out of isolation and suffering.

‘Uplifting, life affirming and great fun’ – Stagetalk Magazine ★★★★

‘A funny, tender, uplifting and beautiful piece of Theatre’ – Reviewsgate ★★★★

There will be a post-show talk back with the cast on Tuesday 6 November.

Date Time
Tuesday 6 November 7.30pm
Wednesday 7 November 7.30pm
Thursday 8 November 7.30pm
Friday 9 November 7.30pm
Saturday 10 November 2pm 7.30pm

Downstairs: £17.50

Balcony: £15.50

Concessions receive £2 off

Dukes Supporters receive an extra £1 off


Sandra Phoebe Thomas
Ste Tristan Waterson
Leah Amy-Leigh Hickman
Jamie Ted Reilly
Tony Finn Hanlon