It has been confirmed that the new musical theatre festival will return next February.

Created in February 2019 by Paul Taylor-Mills the festival originally ran at The Other Palace, before being followed up this year with a run at the Turbine Theatre. Next year’s festival will also take place at the Turbine Theatre from the 1st to the 13th February.

The festival celebrates new musical theatre from around the world, and submissions are now open with shows for consideration.

Talking about the news Paul Taylor-Mills, Artistic Director, Turbine Theatre said “There’s no denying that 2020 has been an impossible year for everyone, but particularly those who are passionate about getting new work off the ground. When we finally come back to a ‘new normal’ it’s going to be crucial that we continue to shine a spotlight on new work and the people that make it.  With this in mind, I’m so proud that we’re able to ensure that MTFestUK returns for its third year. When I started the festival, it was a way of putting new work in front of an audience to see if it resonated, and for writers to explore what might be practical next steps. I’m thrilled that out of the seventeen musicals presented in our first two years, seven of them are now in further development or moving towards full-scale productions. If you have a new musical or indeed an existing musical that has needs a re-think then we want to hear from you”.

The MTFestUK will follow the Turbine Theatre’s first pantomime, Cinderella: The Socially Distanced Ball, which will now be running from 3rd December to 23rd December 2020 and Hair The Musical (In Concert), directed by Arlene Phillips, originally part of the Jetty Season, which will now run at Southampton Mayflower Theatre on the 14th and 15th January, and at the London Palladium on 16th January 2021.

For those wanting to submit a piece of work, please email  submissions@paultaylormills.com . Applicants will need to include a 150-words synopsis about the show, a paragraph about the creative team and journey of the project to date and songs that show off what the musical has to offer.

For more information visit: https://www.theturbinetheatre.com/whats-on/mt-fest-uk-2021-submissions-open .