|Beautiful Thing (2013) 20th Anniversary Revival (WEBRip/1080p)|
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The 20th Anniversary Production of Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing. It was shot over two nights in May 22 and 23, 2013 at The Arts Theatre in London.
Mainly set on the landing outside three flats in London’s Thamesmead housing estate, Beautiful Thing follows teenager Jamie (Jake Davies), who lives with his mum, Sandra (Suranne Jones). She’s a brassy woman who loves her son and is constantly trying to get him to take sports classes even though he has no interest. On one side of them lives the Mama Cass obsessed Leah (Zaraah Abrahams), a mouthy young lady not afraid to say what she thinks. On the other side is Ste (Danny-Boy Hatchard), a lad about Jamie’s age who lives in fear of his violent brother and father.
After a particularly vicious beating, Ste takes shelter in Sandra’s flat. She thinks nothing of getting him to share a bed with Jamie. This ends up being the start of a romance between the two lads, who deal with their burgeoning sexual identities and attempt to find their way to love.
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