Beautiful Thing at Questors

London theatre news: Friday 27 May 2016

Comedy drama - London Fringe - Shows

Jonathan Harvey's uplifting comedy drama Beautiful Thing, set in the rising temerature of one summer on a Thamesmead estate, is destined to open in one week's time at The Questors, Ealing.
Beautiful Thing at Questors

Image: Questors

Jonathan Harvey's play, which premiered in 1993, morphed fairly quickly into a screen version released in 1996.

Both have enjoyed considerable success, largely thanks to well-written characters, a compelling story and a large dose of humour.

It also features the hummable tunes of Mama Cass and The Mamas & the Papas.

So it's little wonder that this tale - set on a depressingly drab, concrete, council housing estate - has been taken-up by a large number of theatre companies over the two decades since it first appeared.

This time, it's The Questors taking on the play with a run due to begin on 3 June and continuing until 11 June 2016.


Summer on a run down Thamesmead estate and the temperature is rising.

Jamie doesn't quite fit in at school and skips PE to avoid the bullies.

Ste, his sporty next-door neighbour, has his own problems - and when Ste's alcoholic father beats him up, Jamie's mum gives him refuge.

As the pair become closer they both find more than they expect in their friendship.

But what will other people say?

Questors Theatre

Photo: Luke Chang 2015


The Questors

12 Mattock Lane


London W5 5BQ


3 to 11 June 2016


£14 (£12 conc, £7 under-16/student), final Fri/Sat £17 (£14 conc, £9 under-16/student)

Bargain Tickets - only £7 on 3 June

Age recommendation

Suitable for ages 15+ (contains strong language and adult themes)


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