Beautiful Thing at Above The Stag

Monday 30 April 2018

Gay - Off-West End - Shows

Jonathan Harvey's play which premiered 25 years ago this year, will become the first production to play at Above The Stag's new home.
Beautiful Thing at Above The Stag Theatre

Image: Above The Stag Theatre

Made into a film which was released in 1996, Jonathan Harvey's play 'Beautiful Thing' had its premiere in 1993.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of this much-loved play and to open its new, larger venue, Above The Stag theatre will be airing Beautiful Thing again from 1 to 29 June 2018.

The show features memorable supporting characters, a summery soundtrack of Mama Cass songs and 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.

This production also marks the beginning of a retrospective of Jonathan Harvey's work that will continue at Above The Stag 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.


Author: Jonathan Harvey


Above The Stag Theatre
Arch 72 Albert Embankment


From: Friday 1 June 2018

Closed: Friday 29 June 2018


Previews: £18 - £20

Standard: £25


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