Casting announced for Beautiful Thing

    We are delighted to announce the cast of our 25th anniversary production of Beautiful Thing.  Directed by Tobacco Factory Theatres Artistic Director Mike Tweddle and featuring our Get Singing Community Choir, this vital urban fairy tale is not to be missed this autumn.

    For the full cast list and cast biographies, see below.

    Mike Tweddle (A View From the Bridge) leads a creative team including Musical Director Thomas Johnson (theatre music composed for Theatre Alibi, Travelling Light Theatre Company), Designer Anisha Fields (A View From the Bridge, Tobacco Factory Theatres) and Lighting Designer Chris Swain (Blue Heart, Tobacco Factory Theatres/Orange Tree Theatre).

    Beautiful Thing is produced by Tobacco Factory Theatres in association with The Dukes Lancaster.

    beautiful thing
    BY jonathan harvey

    Thu 11 – Sat 27 October

    Tony Finn Hanlon
    Leah Amy-Leigh Hickman
    Jamie Ted Reilly
    Sandra Phoebe Thomas
    Ste Tristan Waterson

    Finn Hanlon’s [Tony] theatre credits include: Mermaid (UK Tour), Warhorse (UK & Ireland Tour), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew, Henry V, The Winter’s Tale (Propeller Theatre Company), The Trial (Watford Palace Theatre), Private Peaceful (solo show), The Scarecrow & His Servant (Southwark Playhouse), Beautiful Thing (Battersea Arts Centre), Once We Were Mothers (Orange Tree Theatre), Iron Eyelashes (Imaginary Forces), Road (Broadway Theatre), Romeo & Juliet (New Wolsey Theatre), Tartuffe, Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Bristol Old Vic), Blue Remembered Hills (Sherman Theatre).
    Television and Film credits include: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, When We Two Parted, Being Human, Tristan & Isolde, & Not Me.

    Amy-Leigh Hickman’s [Leah] television credits include: CBBC’s The Dumping Ground and Tracey Beaker, series lead Nazreen Paracha in Ackley Bridge, Eastenders, Safe, Strikeback. Amy is excited to be making her stage debut in Beautiful Thing.




    Ted Reilly’s [Jamie] theatre credits include: LAVA (Nottingham Playhouse), Heretic Voices (Arcola Theatre), Plaques and Tangles, Vera Vera Vera (The Royal Court Theatre), Things That Make No Sense, The Test, A Bigger Banner (Red Ladder), Aladdin (Lyric Hammersmith), A Christmas Carol (City Lit Rep Company), Grandfathers (Oval House Theatre).
    Television credits include: EastEnders, Call The Midwife, Hetty Feather, Grantchester, Nightshift, Unknown Heart, Casualty, Law and Order, Suspects
    Film credits include: Nuclear Toads, The Wondrous World Of Work.

    Phoebe Thomas’s [Sandra] theatre credits include: NoF*cksGiven (King’s Head Theatre), Eyes Closed Ears Covered (The Bunker Theatre), Hetty Feather (Vaudeville Theatre, The Rose Theatre Kingston, 2 UK tours), The Life and Times of Fanny Hill (Bristol Old Vic), Little Women (Duchess Theatre), Playing Fields (Soho Theatre), Annie Get your Gun (Prince of Wales Theatre), The White Album (Nottingham Playhouse), Final Judgement (Theatre Royal Windsor).
    Television credits include: Agatha Raisin, Doctors, The Coroner, The Armada, Holby City, Death in Paradise, Vera, Outnumbered, Teachers, Night and Day, AsIf, Little Devil, Family Affairs, Inspector Lynley.
    Film credits include: Lady Godiva, Permanent Vacation, Millions.

    Tristan Waterson’s [Ste] credits include: Holy Beef (Film London), Tree (Green Door Pictures/Idris Elba). Tristan is thrilled to be making his professional stage debut in Beautiful Thing.

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