MT FEST UK: A two-week festival of new musical theatre at The Other Palace
Posted 14th December 2018
Paul Taylor-Mills is delighted to announce MT Fest UK, a two-week festival of new musical theatre coming to The Other Palace from Mon 11 to Sat 23 February 2019. The festival will present new work by both emerging and established writers, as well as programming talks and concerts from some of the most celebrated performers, writers and producers currently working in musical theatre. All tickets to events and performances will be between £10-15.
At the centre of the festival will be a Taster Menu series of eight new musicals, each presented as a 45-minute semi-staged sharing in the studio at The Other Palace. The musicals range from brand new commissions from Paul Taylor-Mills, re-worked Broadway shows and brand-new musicals that Taylor-Mills has developed in his role as Affiliate Producer at The Other Palace
Beyond the Taster Menu series, the festival will also feature a selection of intimate talks, performances and one-off events, including:
- BEAM Brunches, songwriter showcases shining a light on some of the most exciting new creators of musical theatre. Presented by Musical Theatre Network and Mercury Musical Developments and featuring writers discovered at BEAM2018.
- Tea For Two, a programme of intimate and frank conversations with some of the industry’s most celebrated musical theatre practitioners.
- Night Caps, an informal late-night concerts series getting to know some of the country’s eminent musical theatre stars through the songs that shaped them, songs they might never get to sing, and songs from new works.
Paul Taylor-Mills said today: “Over the years I’ve been fortunate to meet writers and composers from all over the world, and this festival is about putting their work front and centre and celebrating the process of creating new musicals. It’s vital to ensure the musicals seen on our stages in years to come remain relevant, entertaining and boundary-pushing, and this means giving writers the opportunity to put their work in front of audiences. So MT Fest UK will open the doors to the process of creating new musicals, allowing audiences to see pieces from across the world at various stages in their journeys. Come play, discover, learn – you never know where these musicals may end up!”