Beautiful Thing

greenwich and docklands international festival 2018

This iconic, optimistic love story about teenage boys Jamie and Ste is given a homecoming in this unique outdoor production of Jonathan Harvey’s well-loved play.

The finale of Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF) 2018, Beautiful Thing took place on and around the original south Thamesmead locations where the play (and 1996 Channel Four film) were set, marking the 50th anniversary of the first families moving in to this utopian riverside community.


The new dance-theatre production, capturing the urban realism and fairytale fantasy of Harvey’s script, featured stunning digital projections by NOVAK, new music by Roma Yagnik and a community chorus.

‘The action is conceived as series of split narratives — dancers perform in around the buildings, while dazzling digital projections by NOVAK animate the block.’

The Evening Standard

Cast & Creative Team:

James Rosental – Jamie
Tom Wohlfahrt – Ste
Claire Lambert – Sandra
George Fellows – Tony/Ronny
Melissa Bravo – Leah
Stephen Moynihan – Adult Jamie
George Hicks – Cupid

Bradley Hemmings – Co-Director
Robby Graham – Co-Director
Rebecca Brower – Designer
NOVAK – Digital Projection
Roma Yagnik – Composer
Phil Supple – Lighting Design

Event video by Conor O’Grady

Event photography by Camilla Greenwell and NOVAK