As part of MTFestUK, Sheffield Theatres will be hosting a week of new musicals online from Monday 28 June – Sunday 4 July 2021!
This annual festival of new musical theatre sees Paul Taylor-Mills present eight new productions at The Turbine Theatre in Battersea, followed by a digital tour from Monday 31 May – Sunday 4 July. The final week of the festival will be hosted by Sheffield Theatres alongside Royal and Derngate (Northampton) and The Lowry (Salford).
Paul Taylor-Mills, Artistic Director of The Turbine Theatre said
“It goes without saying that the last year has brought immense challenges. At The Turbine Theatre we’ve tried our best to be resilient and to try and use this time to redefine the way we work. This has involved exploring how we can extend our reach and bolster our commitment to developing new work.
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. 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 2021 festival line-up includes an exciting and diverse selection of eight new musicals:
The creative talent involved in 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. Casting will be announced in due course for all productions.
The festival aims to showcase new musicals, alongside an insight in to the process of creating new work, with a view to elevating them to full production in the future.
The full list of venues and touring dates are:
The Turbine Theatre (Battersea): Monday 17 May – Saturday 29 May
Norwich Theatre Royal, The Belgrade Theatre (Coventry) and Birmingham Hippodrome: Monday 31 May – Sunday 6 June
The Mayflower Theatre (Southampton) and the Mercury Theatre (Colchester): Monday 7 June – Sunday 13 June
Curve Theatre (Leicester) and Dundee Repertory Theatre: Monday 14 June - Sunday 20 June
New Wolsey Theatre and Theatre Clwyd: Monday 21 June - Sunday 27 June
Sheffield Theatres, Royal and Derngate (Northampton) and The Lowry (Salford): Monday 28 June - Sunday 4 July
Find out more on The Turbine Theatre’s website.