Theatre producers in the U.K. are searching for a British actress to play Carole King as they plan to bring hit U.S. stage show Beautiful to the West End.

Jessie Mueller won a Tony Award this year (14) for her portrayal of the music legend in the Broadway production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, and producers are hoping to replicate the show's success in the U.K.

A West End version of the production is slated to open in the British capital in February (15), and theatre bosses are scouring the country for a suitable young actress to take on the title role, according to Britain's Daily Mail.

The show opens at the Aldwych Theatre on 25 February (15).