MTFestUK 2024 - Casting_ Miriam Teak Lee, Jordan Luke Gage, Laura Baldwin

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 Clay
Book: Tori Allen-Martin
Director: 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

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