Full lineup announced for New Music Theater MTFestUK 2022


Turbine Theater Artistic Director Paul Taylor-Mills announces exciting and diverse new musicals selected for this year MTFestUK 2022. The programming includes: No Limits, Halls, Wuthering Heights РThe Musical, Train On Fire, RuneSical, P̬re / Fils, Jeanne and Queeroes.

A celebration of the new musical theater, MTFestUK2022 takes place from January 31 to February 12, 2022 at the Turbine Theater in Battersea and aims to promote quality art with a view to showcasing and elevating projects to full production, giving audiences a glimpse of the process of creating new works and the art of collaboration. Paul Taylor-Mills kicked off MTFestUK’s inaugural season at The Other Palace in 2019, followed by a 2020 and 2021 season at the Turbine Theater.

Full listings and ticket information can be found here

MTFestUK 2022 lineup includes:


By Sam Thomas

Have you ever felt like you were late in life? That you are not where you want to be, or where you think you should be? “Seems like everyone’s getting married, promoted, having babies and moving somewhere, but does that really mean you’re losing?” You are not!”

No limits is an exciting new cycle of songs by Sam Thomas that shatters the idea of ​​falling behind in life – because there really is no such thing. He follows the characters as they dare to believe in themselves and aspire to a better future. A show with heart, humor and a message that we must all accept… Without limits.


By Jennifer Harrison and George Stroud

Rooms focuses on a diverse group of eight college freshmen from different cultural and educational backgrounds who come together when they find out they’ve been given the exact same apartment in the Residences: Apartment 15B. Over the course of the show, audiences can expect rich character development as they watch these eight adorable students flourish and develop over the course of their school year.

New Rooms The musical also touches on many typical themes of college life, including the cost of student living, love and romance, student week, boring arguments, cramming the night before an exam and self-acceptance. Now forced to take responsibility for the decisions they make, will these characters manage to find their place in the world with the greatest ease? Or will there be a lot of trial and error?

With optimistic and well-being vibrations that evoke feelings of nostalgia for our university days, Rooms takes place against the backdrop of a catchy and contemporary pop-rock soundtrack


By Lizzie Lister, Mick Lister and Clare Lonsdale

It’s Wuthering Heights like you’ve never seen it before, told through a haunting film score, merging the classic with the contemporary. We revitalize Brontë’s famous Gothic romance through a 21st lens of the century. The wild and whimsical Cathy grew up in the Yorkshire moors, and when Heathcliff, the young immigrant orphan, is immersed in her life, the couple quickly become inseparable. This brutally honest tale of Heathcliff and Cathy’s death-defying love highlights the novel’s most impactful themes and will harden, break, and heal your heart. From Lintons in Love, tyrannical Hindley, to all-knowing and all-knowing Nelly Dean, this adaptation gives every character the chance to tell their side of the story.

Between these walls lives our history, a captive soul hunts for freedom in the Heights


By Annabelle Lee

Kitty Marion just wanted to be a singer. Instead, she became one of the most volatile and violent suffragists in British history. Train on Fire is a musical where today’s feminists tell the story of a feminist from yesterday

By Sam Cochrane and Alex Prescot

Equipped sword. Potions ready. Broadband internet connected.

Based on the hugely popular online game RuneScape, join Lance_054 (the first fifty-three have been taken) on a quest where YOU, the audience, decide where the characters go next! Whether you are a seasoned gamer or a total noob, Gigglemug Theater (Stage Edinburgh Award winners) brings you a new multi-track musical that will keep the whole family laughing from start to finish.


By Nick Butcher and Fraser Watt

A beautiful exploration of the relationship between Liam, known as ‘Godfather of the Blues’, and his son Finley, a songwriter who runs after the charts.

From adolescence to adulthood, the two musicians endure shattering ups and downs in the stadiums. Together, they discover at what cost they are willing to sacrifice relationships, authenticity and possibly each other to become the “king of the road”.


By Shirlie Roden

Full-length rock opera “Joan” traces the story of the legendary 15th century Joan of Arc, a young peasant girl destined for greatness, who claims to have been chosen by God to liberate her country and crown the Dauphin as king . of France. The dramatic lifting of the siege of Orleans finds Joan realizing her vision, standing next to the Dauphin as he is crowned.

After failing to recapture Paris, Jeanne is then captured and taken to Rouen to stand trial where her fate is sealed as she is condemned as a heretic and sentenced to be burned alive – the flames a living symbol through the centuries.


Book by Victoria Bush and Laura Checkley

Music by Gus Gowland, Leo & Hyde (An original idea conceived by Paul Taylor-Mills)

Queeroes is a celebration of some of history’s iconic queer heroes. The ones who should have taken your history lessons at school … but didn’t. It’s time to shine the spotlight on them and imagine what if. What if Alan Turing found himself in the same room as Frida Carlo. What would they be talking about? And… if they could sing… what could they sing. Join us as we celebrate queer history in this irreverent and intense party.


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