Jonathan Harvey chats to Digital Theatre Plus in front of bookshelves

Beautiful Thing

Jonathan Harvey
Arts Theatre
Directed by Nikolai Foster

Jonathan Harvey is a prolific writer and his work spans the theatre, television and literary worlds. He is an artist who brilliantly expressed the sensibility of a time. He talks to us about his early years as a writer and the creation of his iconic hit play Beautiful Thing.

Production duration: 26 min 35 sec

Join our audience and experience

  • Unique high definition films of leading British theatre productions
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes documentaries and interviews with professional theatre makers
  • Dynamic study guides featuring detail on character, language, themes and context
  • Written and filmed analysis of key scenes and speeches
  • Filmed teaching support resources

"This visual awareness of form and structure is vital for our students in their exam preparation"

Juliette McGirr
Acting Director for Teaching and Learning for English
Claremont High School Academy, Harrow

  • Productions


    Unique high-definition films of leading British theatre productions.

  • Making Theatre

    Making Theatre

    Exclusive behind-the-scenes documentaries and interiews with professinal theatre makers.

  • Study Guides

    Study Guides

    Dynamic study guides featuring detail on character, language, themes and context.

  • Teaching Support

    Teaching Support

    Filmed practical theatre workshops that reveal text in practice, with supporting written material.

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