Beautiful Thing

A heart-melting story about teenage love blooming on a Thamesmead council estate.
Beautiful Thing at Above The Stag Theatre

Image: Above The Stag Theatre


Genre: Drama
Venue: Above The Stag Theatre
Started: Friday 1 June 2018
Closed: Friday 29 June 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available


Above The Stag opens its new, larger home on 1 June with a 25th anniversary production of Beautiful Thing by Jonathan Harvey.

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.

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.

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Arch 72 Albert Embankment
London SE1 7TP

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Previews from:Friday 1 June 2018

Closes:Friday 29 June 2018

Performance days & times


Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm

Sunday ‑ 6‑00pm


Saturday - 3-30pm

Sunday - 4-00pm


£18 - £20



Author: Jonathan Harvey

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