BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical is a jukebox musical that tells the true story of the early life and career of Carole King of one of the most successful songwriters of all time.

It is a show full of upbeat, feel good and classic songs including One Fine Day, You’ve got a friend and Will you Still Love Me Tomorrow?

The cast is energetic with amazing performances by the two leads, Daisy Wood-Davis playing Carole King and her on-stage husband and song partner Adam Gillian, playing Gerry Goffin, with whom she has a whirlwind romance.

The show just can’t help but make you smile as the audience embrace the 1960’s swing with the clothes beautifully reflecting the era with incredible performances of the hit songs.

The stage was very slick with moving elements with the cast effortlessly moving through the scene changes displaying the movement of time. Carole and Gerry were often trying to write a hit record to beat their rivals and friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, which had a cast change showing Carly Cook playing alongside Cameron Sharp. The quartet become four of the best New York hit writers.

For much of the show the leads are based around a piano, creating the music. Then in a flash and seamless changes, the groups that made the songs famous to sing them in full.

There were some delightful moments with the songs as they created such a magical buzzing feeling in the auditorium, showcasing the swing dance and live music really successfully. Each performance seemed special and a swing member would come on with a clever monologue snippet, making it very witty.

The backdrop used in lots of the earlier act is a floor to ceiling wooden back wall made up of microphones, headphones and retro radio players combine this with the long strips of lights that come down during the songs to giving it the full works. The finale of Beautiful by Carole was a mesmerising performance and got a much-deserved standing ovation.