Beautiful Thing

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Event details

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

By Jonathan Harvey

Director Mike Tweddle | Musical Director Tom Johnson

Designer Anisha Fields | Lighting Designer Chris Swain

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, directed by Tobacco Factory Theatres’s Artistic Director, Mike Tweddle.

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.

Following his debut production for Tobacco Factory Theatres in spring 2018 of Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge, Mike Tweddle will once again lead a team of renowned artists to present this vital urban fairy tale.

The rush of excitement and the inarticulate tenderness of young love are beautifully captured in writing of great truth and delicacy The Daily Telegraph on the original production of Beautiful Thing, Bush Theatre 1993

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