Stars of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical hope audiences leave the show feeling inspired by the iconic star's work and admit King's story is more relevant today than ever before.

The show, which runs at Dublin's Bord Gáis Energy Theatre until January 20, tells the remarkable true story of Carole King’s rise to stardom.

The show starts with Carole at just 16-years-old meeting the man who was not only to become the love of her early-life, but her song-writing partner; Gerry Goffin. 

The couple went on to create some of the most memorable music of the 1960s, including the likes of, The Locomotion, Up on the Roof and Will You Love Me Tomorrow. 

During these formative years, Carole wrote countless classics such as (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Take Good Care of My Baby, So Far Away and You’ve Got a Friend.

Bronté Barbé, who takes on the leading role in the musical,  hopes theatre-goers feel inspired leaving the show.

Speaking to RTÉ Entertainment, Barbé who first shot to musical theatre fame as a finalist in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s TV series Over The Rainbow in 2010, said: "It's her determination that I admire so much in the character of Carole and Carole King herself.

"Especially now, because she was a young woman and she wanted to do what she wanted to do, and she went out there and did it.

"I find that incredibly inspirational. I just think it's so relatable, as are her songs. Hopefully people leave the show remembering how great her music is, as well as how much of an amazing person she is."

Dublin stage star Ben Morris agreed with his co-star and reckons everyone can take something for the musical, adding: "She is a super strong woman.

"I think it's really inspiring - for women especially - but for anyone to see the determination and resilience that she had in the face of everything society was throwing at her.

"She just kept to her core beliefs and her talent shone through. I think that's a great message for people."

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