The annual musical theatre festival will be running at the Turbine Theatre from the 17th to the 29th May before embarking on a digital tour from the 31st May until the 4th July.
Produced by the Turbine Theatre’s artistic director Paul Taylor-Mills, annual festival of new musical theatre will present eight new musicals, first at the Turbine Theatre before embarking on a digital tour for audiences across the UK.
Talking about the news Paul Taylor-Mills said: “This will be the third time we’ve had to reschedule this year’s MTFestUK. It was important that when we came back, we came back with an even louder bang. With this in mind, I’m so thrilled to share that MTFestUK will be going on a digital tour after its two-week run at The Turbine. Simply put, all 8 musicals will be filmed at The Turbine and will then live on digitally at 11 of the UK’s leading regional venues.The Digital Tour will be unique in a number of ways and I’m thrilled with the openness and support I’ve received from our fellow theatre makers around the country. Each venue will have bespoke social content that will support the eight musicals. This will include special interviews with writers and actors on the creative process and how musicals are developed or indeed refined. It highlights our commitment to ensure that the heartbeat of The Turbine Theatre is heard beyond our Battersea Power Station base. We have a truly international ensemble of actors that reflect the diversity of stories across the festival and we’re looking forward to sharing them with you in the near future.”
The MTFestUK aims to promote quality artistry, showcasing new musicals to UK audiences with a view to elevating them to full production, and giving audiences an insight into the process of creating new work and the art of collaboration.It was launched at The Other Palace in 2019, followed by a 2020 season in February last year, at The Turbine Theatre.
This year’s line up of musicals include: Far From Heaven, #50days, The Man In the Ceiling, Millennials, HouseFire, Cake, Daisy and Tony! (The Tony Blair Rock Opera). Meanwhile some of the creative talent involved with this year’s festival includes: Tasha Taylor-Johnson, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, Jack McManus, Drew McConie, Caroline Kay, Matt White, Thabo Stuck, Scott Frankel and Poppy Burton Morgan.
To find out more about the MTFestUK visit: https://www.theturbinetheatre.com/whats-on/mtfestuk-2021