MTFestUK 2024

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The annual showcase for new musical theatre, MTFestUK 2024, is back in London.

Eight new musicals are workshopped and presented in ‘sharing’ sessions, allowing you to come and support, explore, engage and enjoy new musical theatre in its earliest stages of development.

The fabulous casts include West End stars Miriam-Teak Lee (& Juliet), Laura Baldwin (Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella, Waitress), Jordan Luke Gage (Bonnie & Clyde, & Juliet), Rebecca Lock (Elf The Musical, Heathers) and Declan Bennett (Jesus Christ Superstar).

MTFestUK runs from 30 January to 11 February 2024 at The Other Palace theatre and Turbine Theatre in London.

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MTFestUK 2024 - Romy and Michelle The Musical

Romy and Michelle The Musical Tickets

Written by the film’s screenwriter Robin Schiff, Score by Gwendolyn Sanford and Brandon Jay, Directed by Kristin Hanggi

Pop culture’s most lovable and quotable best friends are back, and this time they’re bringing their misadventures to the stage in the new musical comedy. ROMY AND MICHELE The Musical is an absolute feel-good joyride and the best thing to happen since the invention of Post-Its®.

Cast includes: Femi Akinfolarin as Mike, Laura Baldwin as Romy White, Jarrad Biron Green as Sandy Frink, Millicent Blair as Michelle Weinberger, Jordan Kai Burnett as Heather Mooney, Connor Carson as Billy Christianson, Evangeline Jarvis Jones as Christie Masters, Deena Kapdia as Kelly Possenger, Anna MacLeod as Lisa Luder, and Kingsley Morton as Toby Walters.

The Turbine Theatre London, 30 January – 1 February 2024

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MTFestUK 2024 - The Jaffa Cake Musical

The Jaffa Cake Musical Tickets

Written by Sam Cochrane, Arrangements by Rob Gathercole

Inspired by the 1991 tribunal which determined the true identity of a Jaffa Cake, the multi-award winning Gigglemug Theatre (Timpson: The Musical, RuneSical, Scouts! The Musical) bring you a brand new family-friendly musical comedy about the nation’s favourite cake (I mean, biscuit…?).

Cast includes: Sam Cochrane as Kevin, Emily Kitchingham as Katherine, Harry Miller as Jake, Alex Prescot as Judge, and Katie Pritchard as Tax Man.

The Other Palace Theatre London, 30 January – 1 February 2024

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MTFestUK 2024 - Bling

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Music and Lyrics by Elliot Clay, Book by Tori Allen-Martin

It’s 2008, season two of ‘The Kardashians’ is airing, Britney’s made her comeback and a group of teenagers are about to steal $3 million worth of belongings from Hollywood celebrity’s homes. Inspired by unbelievably true events, this darkly comic pop-opera lampoons noughties culture and asks how and why they did it… O.M.G!!!

Cast includes: Roxanne Couch as Sacha, Rosanna Hyland as Mum/Teacher, Idriss Kargbo as Ryan, Jessica Lee as Lucy, and Olivia Mitchell as Jenny.

The Turbine Theatre London, 2 February – 4 February 2024

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MTFestUK 2024 - Both

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Music and Lyrics by Declan Bennett and Olivia Broadfield, Book by Declan Bennett

A delicately powerful and intimate new musical that whispers the end into the limelight. When love doesn’t last for the forever it foretold, who will we choose to be? When our Both becomes one, will we fight or are we gone? When we’re Both up against the wall, do we give up or give it all?

Cast includes: Declan Bennet and Nimah Perry.

The Other Palace Theatre London, 2 February – 4 February 2024

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MTFestUK 2024 - Redcliffe

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Written by Jordan Luke Gage, Directed by Josh Seymour

Based on the true events of William Critchard and Richard Arnold in 1753, Redcliffe is an epic tale of forbidden love in spite during the persecution people faced for hundreds of years.

Cast includes: James Darch as Richard, Jess Douglas Welsh as Abigail, Chris Fung as Landlord, Jordan Luke Gage as William, Emma Lindars as Landlady, and Rebecca Lock as Mother. Graduate ensemble includes: Elena Bluck, Ellie McAspurn, Rees Parry, and Jonathan Peniket.

The Turbine Theatre London, 6 February – 8 February 2024

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MTFestUK 2024 - Tit Swingers

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Book, Music and Lyrics by Abey Bradbury and Sam Kearney-Edwardes

Anne Bonney and Mary Read: polyamorous queer pirates named the Hellcats of the Seven Seas for their various vicious and notorious crimes…who fought with their tits out. The Tit Swingers are here to write their own sea shanties in a new punk gig musical.

Cast includes: Abey Bradbury as Mary Read, Sam Kearney-Edwardes as Anne Bonney, and Max Kinder as Calico Jack.

The Other Palace Theatre London, 6 February – 8 February 2024

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MTFestUK 2024 - The Garden

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Music, Book, Lyrics by Chisara Agor, Orchestration by Robin G Breeze

When a sprawling magical garden grows overnight on Azalea’s estate, Azalea and her friends connect within it to unite the community, healing neighbourly strife and familial bonds. The Garden is an exciting, magical-realist, afro-electric-folk musical which sheds light on the need for social housing, nature and love.

Cast includes: Chisara Agor as Azalea, Elinor Machen-Fortune as Abbi, Jack Matthew as Developer, Resident. Full cast to be announced.

Turbine Theatre London, 9 February – 11 February 2024

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MTFestUK 2024 - Plastered

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Book, Music and Lyrics by Randy Rogel, Developed / Co-created by BT McNicholl, Directed by Jerry Zaks

Directed by Broadway legend Jerry Zaks (Mrs. Doubtfire), Plastered is Sweeney Todd meets Little Shop meets Avenue Q. Emmy-winner Randy Rogel (Animaniacs) serves up a delightfully devious score that tells the tale of the infamous exploits of a serial sculptor!

Cast includes: Jacob Fisher as Beatnik, Peter Hannah as Maxwell, Jenna Innes as Beatnik, Miriam-Teak Lee as Carla, Gina Murray as Mrs Swickert, Rory O’Malley as Walter Paisley, Quinn Patrick as Leonard Desantis, and Ian Virgo as Detective. Stage directions read by Pete Gallagher.

The Other Palace Theatre London, 9 February – 11 February 2024

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News about MTFestUK 2024

MTFestUK 2024 announces casting including Miriam-Teak Lee, Laura Baldwin &Jordan Luke Gage
New musicals festival MTFestUK 2024 has announced casting for its run at The Other Palace and Turbine Theatre in London. Casting will include Miriam-Teak Lee (& Juliet), Laura Baldwin (Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella, Waitress), Jordan Luke Gage (Bonnie & Clyde, & Juliet), Rebecca Lock (Elf The Musical, Heathers) and Declan Bennett (Jesus Christ Superstar). Jordan Luke Gage and Declan Bennett have written two of the shows - Redcliffe and Both, respectively. West End star Miriam-Teak Lee is appearing in new musical Plastered, directed by legendary Broadway director Jerry Zaks (Hello, Dolly!); and Waitress star Laura Baldwin is starring as Romy, with Millicent Blair (Burn the Floor) as Michelle, in new musical ROMY AND MICHELE The Musical, based on cult movie Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion. Following the success of 2023, MTFestUK returns in 2024 to provide a platform for showcasing new and exciting musical theatre from the UK and abroad. This year, the festival will shine the spotlight on eight new musicals from 30 January to 11 February 2024, workshopped and presented in ‘sharing’ sessions in both The Other Palace Studio and The Turbine Theatre. The audience is invited to support, explore, engage, and enjoy new musical theatre in its various stages of development. Book tickets to the eight musicals featured at MTFestUK 2024 MTFestUK 2024 at The Other Palace A Jaffa Cake Musical Cast includes: Sam Cochrane as Kevin, Emily Kitchingham as Katherine, Harry Miller as Jake, Alex Prescot as Judge, and Katie Pritchard as Tax Man. Writer: Sam Cochrane; Arrangements: Rob Gathercole; Director: Ali James; Musical Director: Bianca Fung Both Cast includes: Declan Bennet and Nimah Perry. Music and Lyrics: Declan Bennett and Olivia Broadfield; Book: Declan Bennett; Director: Declan Bennett; Musical Director: Livi van Warmelo Tit Swingers Cast includes: Abey Bradbury as Mary Read, Sam Kearney-Edwardes as Anne Bonney, and Max Kinder as Calico Jack. Book, Music and Lyrics: Abey Bradbury and Sam Kearney-Edwardes; Director: Conor Dye Plastered Cast includes: Jacob Fisher as Beatnik, Peter Hannah as Maxwell, Jenna Innes as Beatnik, Miriam-Teak Lee as Carla, Gina Murray as Mrs Swickert, Rory O'Malley as Walter Paisley, Quinn Patrick as Leonard Desantis, and Ian Virgo as Detective. Stage directions read by Pete Gallagher. Book, Music and Lyrics: Randy Rogel; Developed / Co-created: BT McNicholl; Director: Jerry Zaks; Musical Director: Michael Bradley; Presented in association with La Mirada Theatre of the Performing Arts; Presented with the support of Al Gough, Beth Corets, and Kevin Ryan MTFestUK 2024 at The Turbine Theatre ROMY AND MICHELE The Musical Cast includes: Femi Akinfolarin as Mike, Laura Baldwin as Romy White, Jarrad Biron Green as Sandy Frink, Millicent Blair as Michelle Weinberger, Jordan Kai Burnett as Heather Mooney, Connor Carson as Billy Christianson, Evangeline Jarvis Jones as Christie Masters, Deena Kapdia as Kelly Possenger, Anna MacLeod as Lisa Luder, and Kingsley Morton as Toby Walters. Written by the film’s screenwriter Robin Schiff; Score: Gwendolyn Sanford and Brandon Jay; Director: Kristin Hanggi; Musical Director: Emily Marshall; Based on the Touchstone film Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion and the stage play Ladies’ Room written by Robin Schiff. Produced by special arrangement with Barry Kemp, Peter Schneider, Lawrence Mark, and Stephen Soucy Bling Cast includes: Roxanne Couch as Sacha, Rosanna Hyland as Mum/Teacher, Idriss Kargbo as Ryan, Jessica Lee as Lucy, and Olivia Mitchell as Jenny. Music and Lyrics: Elliot ClayBook: Tori Allen-MartinDirector: Sarah Henley REDCLIFFE Cast includes: James Darch as Richard, Jess Douglas Welsh as Abigail, Chris Fung as Landlord, Jordan Luke Gage as William, Emma Lindars as Landlady, and Rebecca Lock as Mother. Graduate ensemble includes: Elena Bluck, Ellie McAspurn, Rees Parry, and Jonathan Peniket. Written by Jordan Luke Gage; Director: Josh Seymour; Musical Director: Ben Tomalin The Garden Cast includes: Chisara Agor as Azalea, Elinor Machen-Fortune as Abbi, Jack Matthew as Developer, Resident. Full cast to be announced. Music, Book, Lyrics: Chisara Agor; Orchestration: Robin G Breeze; Director: Chisara Agor; Musical Director: Robin G Breeze
MTFestUK 2024 to play the Turbine and The Other Palace theatres, with work by Jordan Luke Gage, Declan Bennett, Jerry Zaks & more; Shows include Romy and Michelle The Musical
This year's showcase for new musical theatre, MTFestUK 2024, has announced it will present eight new musicals over a two week period. For the first time the festival will run across both The Other Palace theatre in Victoria and Turbine Theatre in Battersea, from 30 January to 11 February 2024. The eight new productions will be workshopped and presented in ‘sharing’ sessions, allowing audiences to come and support, explore, engage and enjoy new musical theatre in its earliest stages of development. New musicals include A Jaffa Cake Musical, Both, Tit Swingers and Plastered at The Other Palace, and ROMY AND MICHELE The Musical, Bling, Redcliffe, and The Garden at the Turbine Theatre. Each piece will be cast and rehearsed, before holding four sharing performances in workshop format, open to audiences. Highlights include a new musical version of hit 90s movie Romy and Michele's High School Reunion titled ROMY AND MICHELE The Musical; new musical Both featuring music and lyrics by actor and creator Declan Bennett (Jesus Christ Superstar) and Olivia Broadfield; legendary Broadway director and four-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Zaks (Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler, Guys and Dolls) directing new musical Plastered; and new musical Redcliffe written by acclaimed musicals actor Jordan Luke Gage (& Juliet, Bonnie and Clyde). Paul Taylor Mills, Artistic Director at The Other Palace and The Turbine Theatre said: “We are thrilled MTFestUK continues to support and showcase such a broad range of new musical theatre writing at both The Other Palace and The Turbine Theatre. Several MTFestUK pieces have gone on to fully staged productions, which is a testament to the function of both theatres to provide space and support to allow new work to be explored.” Shows currently playing at the Turbine Theatre include musical Cockfosters from 10 to 20 January 2024; and shows at The Other Palace include A Very Very Bad Cinderella until 7 January, and Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical from 11 January to 14 April 2024. Book tickets to MTFestUK 2024 shows here > MTFestUK 2024 - Line-up A Jaffa Cake Musical Written by Sam CochraneArrangements by Rob Gathercole Inspired by the 1991 tribunal which determined the true identity of a Jaffa Cake, the multi-award winning Gigglemug Theatre (Timpson: The Musical, RuneSical, Scouts! The Musical) bring you a brand new family-friendly musical comedy about the nation’s favourite cake (I mean, biscuit…?). The Other PalaceTuesday 30 January: 7pmWednesday 31 January: 7pmThursday 1 February: 4pm and 7pm Book tickets to MTFestUK 2024 shows here > Both Music and Lyrics by Declan Bennett and Olivia BroadfieldBook by Declan Bennett A delicately powerful and intimate new musical that whispers the end into the limelight. When love doesn’t last for the forever it foretold, who will we choose to be? When our Both becomes one, will we fight or are we gone? When we’re Both up against the wall, do we give up or give it all? The Other PalaceFriday 2 February: 7pmSaturday 3 February: 4pm and 7pmSunday 4 February: 7pm Tit Swingers Book, Music and Lyrics by Abey Bradbury and Sam Kearney-Edwardes Anne Bonney and Mary Read: polyamorous queer pirates named the Hellcats of the Seven Seas for their various vicious and notorious crimes…who fought with their tits out. The Tit Swingers are here to write their own sea shanties in a new punk gig musical. The Other PalaceTuesday 6 February: 7pmWednesday 7 February: 7pmThursday 8 February: 4pm and 7pm Book tickets to MTFestUK 2024 shows here > Plastered Book, Music and Lyrics by Randy RogelDeveloped / Co-created by BT McNichollDirected by Jerry Zaks Another little shop, another big problem. At a ‘50s San Francisco coffee house, a struggling beatnik sculptor accidentally creates a new style of art that thrusts him into fame and fortune as trouble mounts…. in this twisted killer comedy musical! The Other PalaceFriday 9 February: 7pmSaturday 10 February: 4pm and 7pmSunday 11 February: 7pm ROMY AND MICHELE The Musical Written by the film's screenwriter Robin SchiffScore by Gwendolyn Sanford and Brandon JayDirected by Kristin Hanggi Pop culture's most lovable and quotable best friends are back, and this time they're bringing their misadventures to the stage in the new musical comedy. ROMY AND MICHELE The Musical is an absolute feel-good joyride and the best thing to happen since the invention of Post-Its®. The Turbine TheatreTuesday 30 January: 7pmWednesday 31 January: 7pmThursday 1 February: 4pm and 7pm Book tickets to MTFestUK 2024 shows here > Bling Music and Lyrics by Elliot ClayBook by Tori Allen-Martin It’s 2008, season two of ‘The Kardashians’ is airing, Britney’s made her comeback and a group of teenagers are about to steal $3 million worth of belongings from Hollywood celebrity’s homes. Inspired by unbelievably true events, this darkly comic pop-opera lampoons noughties culture and asks how and why they did it… O.M.G!!! The Turbine TheatreFriday 2 February: 7pmSaturday 3 February: 4pm and 7pmSunday 4 February: 7pm Redcliffe Written by Jordan Luke GageDirected by Josh Seymour Based on the true events of William Critchard and Richard Arnold in 1753, Redcliffe is an epic tale of forbidden love in spite during the persecution people faced for hundreds of years. The Turbine TheatreMonday 6 February: 8pmTuesday 7 February: 8pmWednesday 8 February: 4pm and 8pm Book tickets to MTFestUK 2024 shows here > The Garden Music, Book, Lyrics by Chisara AgorOrchestration by Robin G Breeze When a sprawling magical garden grows overnight on Azalea’s estate, Azalea and her friends connect within it to unite the community, healing neighbourly strife and familial bonds. The Garden is an exciting, magical-realist, afro-electric-folk musical which sheds light on the need for social housing, nature and love. The Turbine TheatreFriday 9 February: 7pmSaturday 10 February: 4pm and 7pmSunday 11 February: 7pm

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