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Beautiful Thing

8 February 2019–16 February 2019

Company of Ten

Main Stage


Beautiful Thing is a gentle and hugely optimistic play. Teenagers Ste and Jamie are next door neighbours on the Thamesmead Estate in south London: Jamie is being bullied at school, and Ste is being bullied at home. When it all gets too much Ste seeks refuge at Jamie’s and their awkward but joyous relationship develops.

Underscored by a Mama Cass soundtrack, this play perfectly captures the wonder of first love. The Guardian called it ‘Deliciously upbeat… Seldom has there been a play which so exquisitely and joyously depicts what it’s like to be sixteen. Truly a most unusual and beautiful thing.’

This play contains mature language.

Ticket information

Dates and times
Friday 8–Saturday 9 February, 8:00pm
Sunday 10 February, 2.30pm
Tuesday 12–Saturday 16 February, 8:00pm

Tickets £12
Concessions £11

Credits & acknowledgements

Jonathan Harvey
On the:
Main Stage
Produced by:
Company of Ten

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