North by South Theatre Company Presents BEAUTIFUL THING
Doc Martens, double denim and high ponytails-but this isn't Melbourne in 2018. It's South East London in '93; where being gay and secretly in love with another boy is about as acceptable as admitting you voted for Thatcher.
For Jamie, that boy is his sporty and well-liked next-door neighbour Ste. When a family argument leaves Ste without a safe place to stay, the two boys begin to share a room and a connection.
Unapologetically blue collar and gorgeously unrefined, Beautiful Thing encapsulates the wonder of first love with the fear of acceptance from ourselves and our families...all with the help of music from Mama Cass.
Celebrating the silver anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey's award-winning play, Beautiful Thing is sure to move audiences with its heartbreaking honesty and unexpected warmth.
Beautiful Thing is the second showing in North by South Theatre Company's inaugural season; headed by Artistic Director, Cal Robinson-Taylor. Cal returns to Australia after four years working in London, driven to deliver theatre that challenges learned behaviours and opens a window into the heart of the human condition.
Beautiful Thing opens on the 7th June and runs until the 10th with a preview on the 6th.