Beautiful Thing

Beautiful Thing

Above the Stag · 01 JUN - 29 JUN

We are thrilled to open our new, larger home on 1 June with a 25th anniversary production of Beautiful Thing by Jonathan Harvey.

Overview

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.

Critic reviews

Thoughtfully staged revival that rejuvenates a modern gay classic

The Stage

Date & time

Show ended
Fri 1 Jun - Fri 29 Jun, 7.30pm, 6pm, 3.30pm & 2pm

Venue

Above the Stag
Arch 72 Albert Embankment London SE1 7TP London, UK · Get Directions
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