The production marks the beginning of a retrospective of the playwright's work that will continue over the next few years.
Beautiful Thing is a heart-melting story about teenage love blooming on a Thamesmead council estate. Jamie is secretly in love with his sporty and more sociable schoolmate, Ste. When Ste is badly beaten up by his violent father and brother, Jamie and his mum offer Ste a place to stay. But they don't have a spare bedroom - or bed.
With hilariously memorable supporting characters and a summery soundtrack of Mama Cass songs, Beautiful Thing is a tender and optimistic play about two damaged boys and the love that heals them. Since premiering at the Bush Theatre in 1993, Beautiful Thing has established itself as a modern classic, and was made into a much-loved, groundbreaking film.
Thoughtfully staged revival that rejuvenates a modern gay classic