Celebrating its twentieth anniversary year, and direct from the West End, the award winning Beautiful Thing by Jonathan Harvey comes to Brighton for one week only. This uplifting and heart warming new production is directed by Nikolai Foster, designed by Colin Richmond and stars Suranne Jones as Sandra.... Read more >>
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Celebrating its twentieth anniversary year, and direct from the West End, the award winning Beautiful Thing by Jonathan Harvey comes to Brighton for one week only. This uplifting and heart warming new production is directed by Nikolai Foster, designed by Colin Richmond and stars Suranne Jones as Sandra.
Beautiful Thing is a glorious urban love story between two young men coming to grips with their sexuality and the effect it has on the people in their lives.
Suranne Jones will star as Sandra, Jamie’s mother. Suranne is best known for her role as Karen McDonald in Coronation Street and DC Rachel Bailey in Scott & Bailey. Her other television roles include the human Tardis in Dr Who, A Touch of Cloth, and The Secret of Crickley Hall. Her stage credits include Top Girls, Blythe Spirit and A Few Good Men.
Jonathan Harvey is a regular writer on Coronation Street, and wrote hit TV series Gimme, Gimme, Gimme and Beautiful People. His stage work includes Canary, Corrie! and Closer to Heaven, as well as the best-selling 2012 novel All She Wants.
‘This generous optimistic play remains a beautiful thing’
‘As poignant and as wonderful as it ever was. Go and see it, see it again. And again.’
Suitable for ages 12+
There are no booking fees for this production.
However, all bookings made through ATG Tickets for this venue are subject to a £2.85 Transaction fee.
All Super Seats include choice of nibble box, welcome drink and programme or theatre gift.
Theatre Royal Brighton Visual Story: a visual resource to help prepare visitors for a new experience and to help them become familiar with new surroundings and what to expect.
There are four wheelchair spaces available in the stalls, these are H1, O1, Q4, & Q5. These seats will not appear available online, please call or come into our Box Office to enquire about availability. The first counter of the Box Office is at a height suitable for wheelchair users.
Theatre Royal Brighton is equipped with a Sennheiser infra-red sound amplification system. To access the infra-red systems please request receiving equipment from the kiosk situated in the main foyer. Please be sure to request a compatible seat when booking your tickets, as only selected seats work within the infra-red area
Equipment available: Headset This device amplifies sound through earpieces similar to regular headphones. Suitable for persons without a hearing aid or some hearing aid devices that are able to accommodate a headset over them.
The first counter of the box office is fitted with an induction system for people who are hard of hearing.
Guide, hearing and other working dogs are welcome in all parts of the theatre.
There is a separate, accessible toilet facility on the ground floor by the stalls bar.
Theatre Royal Brighton is situated only five minutes walk from Brighton rail station; with frequent train services serving London and the South East.
From the M23/A23, follow the signs to the town centre. There is parking nearby for over 3,000 cars.
There are 3,000 parking spaces in the city, with the nearest to the theatre being NCP on Church Street. Enter after 5.00pm and leave before 3.00am and pay just £4.00
Book online: Use the links below
Telephone Booking: 0844 871 7650 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Customer Service: 0844 871 7627
Groups Bookings: 020 7206 1175 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Access Bookings: 0844 871 7677 Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge.
Stage Door / Admin:* 01273 764400
*please note it is not possible to assist
with bookings on this number
Theatre Royal Brighton has announced its latest production; The Parlour, the Theatre’s new cafe located on New Road. Open from early morning to early evening, The Parlour will serve a selection of teas, fresh ground coffee, pastries, cakes and snacks. So take your seat and join us for a drink and snack next time you are visiting.
10am-8pm Show Days
10am-6pm Non-show days
Please note the Box Office is closed on Sunday's except when it is a Show Day and will open 2 hours prior to the performance.