A contemporary fairy tale reminiscent of The Secret Garden, This Beautiful Fantastic is a quintessentially British tale that will resonate with anyone who has struggled to make their way in the world.
In a dreamy spot in central London, Bella Brown (Jessica Brown Findlay, Downton Abbey) fantasises about writing and illustrating a successful children’s book. Abandoned as a child, plagued by all-consuming OCD, belittled by her awful manager at the library and paralysed by fear of flora and fauna, Bella’s obstacles seem insurmountable. When forced by her landlord to deal with her neglected garden or face eviction, she meets her ultimate nemesis, match and mentor in miserable green-thumb, Alfie (Tom Wilkinson, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Shakespeare in Love).
Fusing humour with drama and British eccentricity, This Beautiful Fantastic is a deceptively layered piece – an adult fairytale, a romantic yarn of blossoming love and a coming-of-age comedy that has the makings of a modern classic.