Beautiful Thing by Jonathan Harvey starring Suranne Jones

Beautiful Thing

Jonathan Harvey
Arts Theatre
Directed by Nikolai Foster

"You’re a good lad, and that’s what counts. And somewhere you’ll find people what won’t kill you.”

This 20th anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey’s play about two working class teenage boys falling in love on a South East London council estate was captured by Digital Theatre live at the Arts Theatre in London’s Leicester Square. 

It was directed by Nikolai Foster and starred Suranne Jones as Sandra, a single mother trying to make the best for her and her sensitive son, Jamie. The production received wide critical acclaim and was revived again two years later.

Contains: Strong Language, Offensive Language, Sex, Drugs

Production duration: 1 hr 54 min

Cast & creative team


  • Sandra
    Suranne Jones
  • Leah
    Zaraah Abrahams
  • Tony
    Oliver Farnworth
  • Ste
    Danny-Boy Hatchard
  • Jamie
    Jake Davies


  • Jonathan Harvey
  • Nikolai Foster
  • Colin Richmond
  • George Dennis
    Sound Designer
  • David Plater
    Lighting Designer