Listings

Welcome to Musical Theatre Network’s listings page! This is a space where we can keep you up to date on all the new British musicals being produced or premiered in the UK. You can submit the details of your new British musical for our listings here. Listings of musicals produced/hosted by MTN members can additionally include an image, bookings link and short description.

NOW PLAYING

November 2011 – Now booking until February 2019
‘Matilda’
Book by Dennis Kelly, Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin, Authored by Roald Dahl
Cambridge Theatre, London & UK Tour
uk.matildathemusical.com

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical tells the tale of an extraordinary girl who is determined to change her own story, even if it means being a little bit naughty…

Winner of over 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, Matilda The Musical continues to delight audiences in London. Matilda began its first UK & Ireland Tour in March 2018

November 2016 – Ongoing
‘School of Rock’
Music by Andrew LLoyd Webber, Lyrics by Glenn Slater, Book by Julian Fellowes.
New London Theatre, London

November 2017 – Ongoing
‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’
Music by Dan Gillespie Sells, Book & Lyrics by Tom McRae
Apollo Theatre, London

MARCH OPENINGS

6 March – 1 December 2018
‘Cilla the Musical’
By Jeff Pope, with songs by various writers
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen (4 – 8 Sep), Churchill Theatre, Bromley (11 – 15 Sep), New Theatre, Hull (18 – 22 Sep), The Sands Centre, Carlisle (25 – 29 Sep), Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield (2 – 6 Oct), Curve Theatre, Leicester (9 – 13 Oct), Grand Theatre, Leeds (16 – 20 Oct), Floral Pavillion, New Brighton (23 – 27 Oct), Grand Theatre, Swansea (6 – 10), The Hawth, Crawley (13 – 17 Nov), Darlington Hippodrome (20 – 24 Nov), High Wycombe Swan (27 – 1 Dec).

www.cillathemusical.com

A spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed hit ITV television series by Bafta Award winner, Jeff Pope. It tells the extraordinary story of the teenage girl from Liverpool whose teenage dreams of stardom lead to her becoming one of Britain’s best-loved entertainers of all time.

JUNE OPENINGS

14 June – 19 August
‘ANiMALCOLM’
Based on the book by David Baddiel, Music by David Perkins.
Adaptation, book & lyrics by Adam Fletcher-Forde
Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford (14-16 June), then touring UK, then Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe (then 1-19 August).

22 June – 4 August
‘Miss Littlewood’
Book, Music & Lyrics by Sam Kenyon
Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon, RSC
http://bit.ly/MissLittlewoodMusical

Joan Littlewood was the anarchic revolutionary of 20th century theatre. Born into poverty, she raged her way to have a lasting influence on British culture. Anti-establishment, communist, visionary, rude and glorious, Joan fired the imagination of a generation. Her unique Theatre Workshop was responsible for a raft of successes including Oh What A Lovely War!, and breathed new life into the Theatre Royal Stratford East. This new musical of Joan’s life story, told with her own uncompromising candour, reveals a mighty love story at its heart.

29 June – 26 August
‘Knights of the Rose’
Created by Jennifer Marsden including songs by Bon Jovi, Muse, Bonnie Tyler & others.
Arts Theatre, London
knightsoftherose.co.uk/

Knights Of The Rose is a classic rock musical of Shakespearean proportions. Featuring the ultimate playlist including legendary ballads and timeless anthems from Bon Jovi, Meatloaf, Bonnie Tyler, No Doubt and many more. In this epic tale of love, betrayal and sacrifice, the noble Knights of the Rose must defend their House and their honour. Even as the chivalrous Knights return from a glorious victory, a greater threat against the kingdom stirs. As they face the greatest battle of the Age, and betrayal threatens to tear them apart, can true love and honour triumph?

30 June – 29 September
‘Thor & Loki’
Created by Harry Blake, with House of Blakewell.
(As seen in BEAM2018)

Previews – Sat 30th June (Offbeat Festival Oxford), 25th July. Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe (1-26 August). Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, within HighTide Festival – Aldeburgh (15-16 September). Harlow Playhouse (21 September) and Lowry Studio (22 September). The Mix, Walthamstow, London, within HighTide Festival – Walthamstow (25-29 September).

thorandlokithemusical.com

A new comedy-musical by Harry Blake created with House of Blakewell. War rages; The End Of The World approaches. The fate of the Gods rests on Thor’s mighty shoulders, but he hates violence and prefers writing poetry. Half-Giant Loki is out for revenge, but beneath her monstrous form lies a heart of gold. Can these two misfits find the strength to be themselves? Expect epic battles, fierce ballads and a chorus of tap-dancing trolls in this big-hearted comedy about friends, heroes and changing the world. ‘Clever, funny, ultimately touching’ **** (Scotsman on We Can Make You Happy).

JULY OPENINGS

11 July – 23 September
‘Six’
By Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss
11 – 15 July at Norwich Theatre Royal & Norwich Playhouse, 17 – 24 July at Cambridge Arts Theatre
1 – 27 August at Underbelly, Edinburgh, within Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 30 August – 23 September at Arts Theatre, London
www.sixthemusical.com

From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tale, remixing five hundred years of her-storical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of sisterly sass-itude.

 18 July – 26 August
‘Nele Needs a Holiday : The Musical’
By Nele Van Den Broeck
Ovalhouse Theatre, London (18-21 July), Bruford, Summerhall, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe (1-26 August)

21 July – 26 August
‘Vulvarine: A New Musical’
By Fat Rascal Theatre
The Other Palace, London (21-22 July), Seven Arts, Leeds (27 July), Theatre Deli, Sheffield (28 July), Assembly George Square (Studio 2), Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe Festival (1-26 August)

21 July – 2 September
‘The Scarecrow’s Wedding’

Music and Lyrics by Darren Clarke
Book by Julia Donaldson
Leicester Square Theatre

AUGUST OPENINGS

1 – 4 August
‘Broken Wings’
Book & Lyrics by Nadim Naaman, Music by Dana Al Fardan, based on Kahlil Gibran’s book.
Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

1 – 14 August
‘A Man’s A Man’

By Rod Grant, with music by Martin Franssen and lyrics by Robert Burns
C Venue, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

1 – 27 August
‘Buried: A New Musical’
Music and Lyrics by Cordelia O’Driscoll, Book and Lyrics by Tom Williams
Ermintrude @ Underbelly, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe
(As seen in BEAM2018)

1 – 27 August
‘My Left Right Foot – The Musical’

By Robert Softley Gale, with music and lyrics by Scott Gilmour & Clare McKenzie
Additional Songs by Robert Thomas and Robert Softley Gale
Birds of Paradise Theatre Company and National Theatre Scotland
Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

1 – 27 August
‘Splashback’

By Car Crash Productions
Studio 2, C Venue, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

1 – 27 August
‘Timpson: The Musical’

Book and lyrics by Sam Cochrane and Chris Baker, score by Theo Caplan and Tom Slade
C Venue, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

1 – 27 August
‘When You Fall Down: The Buster Keaton Story’

By James Dangerfield
Pleasance Courtyard, The Cellar, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

1 August – 22 September
‘Hamilton (Lewis)

By Fiona English with music & lyrics by David Eaton
Assembly George Square Studios (One), Edinburgh (1-26 August) – within Edinburgh Fringe, then Kings Head Theatre, London (5-22 September).

1 August – 29 September
‘Sparks’
By Jessica Butcher & Anoushka Lucas
Pleasance Courtyard (Beneath) – within Edinburgh Fringe Festival (1-26 August), then  Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, within HighTide Festival – Aldeburgh (14-15 September), then at The Mix, Walthamstow, London, within HighTide Festival – Walthamstow (28-29 September).

2 – 6 August
‘Next Stop Please’

Just Bee Productions
Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh  – within Edinburgh Fringe

2 – 18 August
‘A Monster Musical!’

By Music Theatre Warwick
C Venue, Edinburgh  – within Edinburgh Fringe

2 – 26 August
‘Midsummer’
By David Greig and Gordon McIntyre
The Hub, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh International Festival

– 27 August
‘Jonny Woo’s All Star Brexit Cabaret’
By Jonny Woo & Richard Thomas
Assembly George Square (Piccolo Tent), Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

2 – 27 August
‘89 Nights

By Troubadour Stageworks
C Venue, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

3 – 11 August
‘One Musical To Rule Them All

By Broadsword Theatre
Emerald Theatre, Greenside @ Nicolson Square, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

3 – 18 August
‘A Gallant Life’

By Not Cricket Productions
theSpace @ North Bridge, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

3 – 18 August
‘Banging and Screwing’

By Leggy Blonde Productions
theSpace @ Surgeon’s Hall, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

3 – 18 August
‘Mess’

Roar Toast Productions
By Michael Dahl Rasmussen and Imogen Halsey
Greenside @ Nicolson Square, Lime Studio – within Edinburgh Fringe

3 – 25 August
‘Armoury: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard’

Written by Shonagh Murray
Main Theatre, theSpace @ Jury’s Inn, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

3 – 25 August
‘Bon: The Musical’

Music by AC-DC and Willie Logan
Emerald Theatre, Greenside @ Nicolson Square, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

3 – 25 August
‘Elizabethan’

By David William Hughes
theSpace @ Surgeon’s Hall, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

3 – 25 August
‘Legacy: A Mother’s Song’

Story by Finn Anderson & Tania Azevedo
Book, Music & Lyrics by Finn Anderson
Rainy Hall, Assembly Hall, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe
www.assemblyfestival.com

What makes a mother? For some it’s biological, but it’s also about instinct, responsibility, what you teach and pass on. Three women, at different times in history but each on the verge of motherhood, find connection through the traditional Scottish songs passed down their family tree. The family stories embedded in these songs help guide each of them through events and decisions that have potential to change their lives forever. A new musical featuring a contemporary folk score and a cast of actor-musicians.

3 – 25 August
‘Lucky’

By Harry Castle and Ashley Weir
Greenside, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

3 – 25 August
‘The Mould That Changed The World’

By Robin Hiley & collaborators
Produced by Charades Musicals and BSAC
theSpace @ Surgeon’s Hall, Edinburgh  – within Edinburgh Fringe

3 – 25 August
‘The House of Edgar’

By Thomas F Arnold
Emerald Theatre, Greenside @ Nicolson Square, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

4 – 8 August
‘Ducks’

By Clare Graydon-James
St Patrick’s Church, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

4 – 11 August
‘Shower Thoughts’

By Lavie Rabinovitz & Ryan Hay
Sweet Novotel, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

4 – 19 August
‘Fall of Eagles’
By Green Ginger Productions
Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

4 – 24 August
‘Legacy: The Book of Names’
Book & Lyrics by Casey Kendall
Music by Jon Bauerfeld
Rainy Hall, Assembly Hall, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe
www.assemblyfestival.com/

They travelled from around the world. They came for a better life. They arrived at Ellis Island. This new musical takes you on a journey to the greatest immigration station in all of history and shows how one day can change a lifetime. Families are reunited, lovers are forever bound, and new destinies are discovered. And it all happens on a small island, in a bay, at the edge of a dream called America.

4 – 27 August
‘Half-Dozen Musical

By Kirsten-Annie McDonald
C Royale (Studio 1), Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe


6 – 11 August
‘The Battle Of The Boat’

Music by Ethan Lewis Maltby and Lyrics by Jenna Donnelly
Paradise in Augustines, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

6 – 9 August
‘NoseR : the Startup Musical’
By Lily Smith and Luke Leighfield
Hen & Chickens, London – within Camden Fringe

6 – 11 August
‘Lift’

By Craig Adams
The Meadows, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

9 – 11 August
‘A Little Princess’
Book & Lyrics by Carl Miller, Music & Lyrics by Marc Folan,
Additional Lyrics by Adey Grummet, Novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Other Palace, London
www.theotherpalace.co.uk

From the heat of an Indian summer to a snowy English winter, a story loved by generations. Sara is uprooted from her Indian home to a boarding school in Victorian London. When the ‘Little Princess’ suddenly plunges from wealth to poverty, she makes painful discoveries about the world – and herself. This romantic, funny and thrilling drama gets an entirely new treatment, combining elements of classical Indian music and dance with a rich musical theatre score.

10-12 August
‘Help! Get Me Out Of This Musical!’

Book & Lyrics by  John Nicholson, with Music by Alexander Rudd
Produced by Youth Music Theatre UK
South Hill Park, Bracknell
www.youthmusictheatreuk.org

Teenage life is full of its ups and downs, and hell-raiser Callum certainly makes sure of that. But one morning the ultimate school bully, wakes to find, to his growing horror, his entire world has been turned into a musical! Trapped, with no escape, in a world where people break into a song and dance routine at the slightest provocation, where no-one ever looks him in the eye because they’re too busy turning out front!

Help! Get Me Out of This Musical takes us on a beautiful and bonkers, pop-rock journey of social discovery, holding a mirror up to relationships, families and society. This devilishly droll musical written by John Nicholson is packed full of toe-tappingly catchy music from award-winning composer, Alexander Rudd. Strap yourselves in, Luke Sheppard’s (The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾, Matilda) direction brings fast-paced, side-splitting comedy, delivered through the tumultuous experience of teenage life!

10 – 25 August
‘Kelty Clippie: The Musical’
By Willie Logan
Lime Studio, Greenside @ Nicolson Square, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

11-13 August
‘The Sam Neill Experience: A Dance Musical’
By Gregory Akerman & Ian Bowkett
2Northdown, London – within Camden Fringe

13 – 15 August
Horny Coo in a Tutu

By Tish Tindall
theSpace @ the Mile, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

13 – 18 August
‘A Romantic’s Guide to the Apocalypse: A New Musical’

By Reading University Drama Society
Perth Theatre, theSpace @ North Bridge, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

13 – 18 August
‘Loserville’

By James Bourne & Elliot Davies
Jade Studio, Greenside, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

13  – 18 August
‘Robert Burns the Musical’

By Tish Tindall
theSpace @ the Mile, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

13 – 18 August
‘Tenacious D: The Musical of Destiny’

By Malachi Reid (book) and Jonnie Grant (additional music), with Tenacious D songs by Jack Black, Kyle Gass & Liam Lynch
the Space @ Niddry Street, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

13 – 18 August
‘3 Cheers for Maisy!’

Music by Wade Ablitt, lyrics by Karen Blinks
Quaker Meeting House Theatre, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

13 – 25 August
‘A Fair Tale About a Fairy Trade’

By Human Rongs, adapted from ‘Cinderella’ by Charles Perrault
Lower Theatre, theSpace @ Niddry St, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

13 – 25 August
‘Liz’
Chevron Theatre
theSpace @ North Bridge, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

13 – 25 August
‘The Fisherman’s Tail’

By 4Front Theatre
The Oak Hall, Carrubbers, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

13 – 25 August
‘The Surface’

By Elissa Nicholson
Olive Studio, Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

13 – 25 August
‘World In Progress’

By Merde! Theatre Company
theSpace @ North Bridge, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

13 – 26 August
‘I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical’

By Alexander S. Bermange
Crazy Coqs @ Zedel, London

13 – 26 August
‘Highland Serenade’

By Lark and Lark Enterprises
Paradise in St Augustines, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

14 – 23 August
‘Closets’
Book & Lyrics by Lloyd Eyre-Morgan, Music by Ashley MA Walsh
Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

16 August
‘The Box’
By Jen Bird and Simon Driscoll
Everest Health & Leisure Centre

16 August
‘There Was a Soldier…’

OpenCast
Stockbridge Church, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

16 – 18 August
‘Confessions of a Superhero’
Upstairs at the Gatehouse, London – within Camden Fringe

19 – 16 August
‘Made In Dagenham’

Music by David Arnold, Lyrics by Richard Thomas & Book by Richard Bean.
C Venue, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

20 – 24 August
‘The Drowned Bride’

By Helen Brown and John Moore
Paradise in St Augustines, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

20 – 26 August
‘While We Were There’

By Ensemble State
Paradise in the Vault, Edinburgh – within Edinburgh Fringe

22 – 25 August
‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’
Book by Helen Watts, Music & Lyrics by Eamonn O’Dwyer
Story by Washington Irving
The Other Palace, London
www.theotherpalace.co.uk

New England, 1820: A body is laid to rest in the shadowy town of Sleepy Hollow. The grieving widow stands alone at the graveside, and the townsfolk talk in hushed tones of the strange events that led her to this place; tales of witches and ghouls, of wailing banshees and headless horsemen, and of course the tale of the enigmatic Ichabod Crane – once merely a man, but now become a legend.

23 August
‘Zeus on the Loose’
Script by Emma Rollason, lyrics & music by Elizabeth Harry
Cockpit Theatre, London – within Camden Fringe

24 – 26 August
‘Barrack Room Ballads’
By Conor Mitchell
Produced by Youth Music Theatre UK
National Army Museum, London
www.nam.ac.uk

A dynamic, new site specific musical production performed at the National Army Museum, inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s celebrated Barrack Room Ballads and marking the centenary of the end of The Great War. Join us as we promenade through time, capturing the everyday sounds and rhythms of the lives of soldiers, reflecting on society’s response to this history changing event.

Travel from East End music halls to the vibrant streets of India, from the Victorian era to the present day; old meets new in this extraordinary, immersive musical production. Composed and directed by Conor Mitchell whose music is as emotively touching as it is technically astonishing. Performed by a 37-strong cast from Youth Music Theatre UK with The Belfast Ensemble.

28 August – 1 September
Guy : A New Musical’
Music by Stephen Hyde, Lyrics and book by Leoe Mercer
Kings Head Theatre, London
www.leoeandhyde.com

GUY is the love letter of a generation. It tells the story of a gay, fat, socially awkward millennial who’s looking for love – on an app which has a million unspoken prejudices based on appearance. A realistic look at the (hook)ups and downs of dating apps, GUY is a reminder that modern dating is a lot more than models having 24-hour sex. With unforgettable songs about being rejected on dating apps, clicking with another person, dealing with an eating disorder, and trying to get that beefed-up body, the music is unashamedly contemporary: think Sam Smith meets Stranger Things. All of us have a real-life rollercoaster story to tell about dating on- and offline, one which spans sexuality, race, body image, and personality type. This musical will leave you proud, empowered, and a little bit in love.


SEPTEMBER OPENINGS

4 – 22 September
‘Sylvia’
By Kate Prince and Priya Parmar, with music by Josh Cohen and DJ Walde
The Old Vic Theatre, London

5 – 29 September
‘Midnight – A New Musical’
Book and Lyrics by Timothy Knapman, Music and Lyrics by Laurence Mark Wythe
Based on the play “Citizens of Hell” by Elchin
The Union Theatre
http://www.uniontheatre.biz/

MIDNIGHT is a haunting new musical thriller by Timothy Knapman and Laurence Mark Wythe that matches a darkly witty psychological drama with a heart-breakingly beautiful score .

New Year’s Eve, 1937. Welcome to Baku, Azerbaijan, part of the police state of the Soviet Union. As the clock ticks towards midnight, a husband and wife nervously raise their glasses to an uncertain future. The past 12 months have been the darkest of the Great Terror years, when the paranoid dictator Joseph Stalin unleashed wave upon wave of arrests and executions of ordinary citizens. And then comes the dreaded knock on the door… Is it the Communist state’s ruthless secret police? Or a far more mysterious and terrifying visitor? Old secrets emerge, time is suspended and the couple are tested to breaking point – and beyond.

6 September – 8 October
‘Wasted’
Music by Christopher Ash
Book & Lyrics by Carl Miller
Southwark Playhouse
www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk
(As featured in BEAM2016)

I am not an angel, and I will not be one till I die: I will be myself.’ Charlotte Brontë

Through the lens of a rock documentary, Wasted gives an access-all-areas account of the struggles, heartbreaks and triumphs of the three Brontë sisters Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and their brother Branwell. Brought up in a remote, poverty-stricken town in Yorkshire, without money or opportunity, they fought ill-health, unrequited love and family feuds to write some of the most celebrated literature including Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights. Never afraid to rebel against expectations, the lives behind the pages expose a struggling, squabbling, ferociously driven, drug-fuelled crash and burn trajectory from obscurity to celebrity and ultimately to their untimely deaths. Coupled with a rock score, the Brontës ask – was it all wasted? This is the Brontës as you’ve never seen them before.

6 – 29 September
‘Return Of The Soldier
By Charles Miller & Tim Sanders.
Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester.

8 – 29 September
‘Flowers for Mrs Harris’
Based on the novel by Paul Gallico, Book by Rachel Wagstaff, Music & Lyrics by Richard Taylor
Chichester Festival Theatre, Chichester

12 – 15 September
‘The Problem with Fletcher Mott’
By Jack Miles
Tristan Bates Theatre, London – within Goldsmiths University’s New Musical Theatre Festival

12 – 22 September
‘Goodnight Sweetheart : The Musical’
By Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran
Brookside Theatre, London

13 – 15 September
‘Twilight Robbery: A New Musical Comedy’

Music by Matthew Spalding, Book and Lyrics by Joe McNeice
Barn Theatre, Surrey

24 September
‘Cult!’
Music & lyrics by Tasha Taylor Johnson
Southwark Playhouse, London – within From Page to Stage Festival
(As featured in BEAM2018)

OCTOBER OPENINGS

1 – 7 October
‘Eugenius! The Eunique Musical’

By Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins
The Other Palace
www.theotherpalace.co.uk

Eugenius! is back!  It’s kicking off a strictly limited re-run at The Other Palace and it’s even better! Eugenius! boasts a ton of totally original songs that you’ll go nuts for even on first hearing – Ben Adams and Chris Wilkins have written a show full of instantly addictive hits – and they’ll be buzzing in your brain for the rest of the year.  Plus there’s a sassy script that’ll make you laugh, gasp, sing, cry, and shout ‘Go Eugenius!’ along with everyone else. This is a show where geeks rule, dreams do come true, and everyone finds the superhero inside themselves – now they know where to look. #GoEugenius

2 October
’10 Minute Musicals’
5 Excerpts of new British Musical Theatre from 5 writing teams
Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch

2 October – 17 November
‘Twelfth Night’
A musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play, conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub, Music & Lyrics by Shaina Taub
Young Vic Theatre, London

16 – 27 October
‘It Tastes Like Home’
By Lorna Wells
The Bread & Roses Theatre, London

23 October – 31 December
‘Nativity: The Musical’
Book by Debbie Isitt, Music by Debbie Isitt & Nicky Ager
UK Tour

27 October – 22 December
‘Beauty and the Beast: A Musical Parody’
By Fat Rascal Theatre
Mumford Theatre, Cambridge (27-28 October), Kings Head Theatre, London (31 October – 17 November), Old Joint Stock Pub Theatre, Birmingham (28 November – 2 December), The Civic, Stourport (7 December), Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal (15 December), Theatre Deli, Sheffield (18th – 22nd December).

NOVEMBER OPENINGS

3 November
‘Home Fires’
Book, Music and Lyrics by Paul Flynn
Etherley Methodist Church, Durham

7 November – 8 December
‘Fanatical’
Music & lyrics Matt Board, Book Reina Hardy
Produced by The Stable
The Playground Theatre, London
www.tickettailor.com

In a distant Galaxy – the ragtag misfit crew of cargo ship Angel 8 are under the command of fearless pilot Iris Aucht. Meanwhile…at a conference centre, somewhere in England – a ragtag misfit collection of 1,000 fans gather from all across the UK for Eight Con One, the first ever official convention of the cult TV show Angel 8. Fanatical is about being true to oneself, finding love against the odds, and snatching triumph from the jaws of disaster – proving that no power in the universe can keep a story from its fans.

(As seen at BEAM2016)

8 – 10 November
‘The Stars That Remain’
By Adrian Kimberlin
The Old Joint Stock Pub & Theatre Venue

13 November  – 20 April
‘Calendar Girls’
Book, Music & Lyrics by Gary Barlow & Tim Firth
UK Tour
www.calendargirlsthemusical.com

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s award-winning musical comedy CALENDAR GIRLS is touring the UK in 2018 and 2019 after receiving fantastic 5 star reviews in the West End. The musical tells the true story of Yorkshire’s own CALENDAR GIRLS – a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary.

29 November – 31 December
‘The Snow Queen’
By Scott Gilmour & Claire McKenzie, from original by Hans Christian Andersen
Dundee Rep Theatre, Dundee
Co-commission by Dundee Rep and Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

DECEMBER OPENINGS

18 December
‘The Little Fir Tree’
By Megg Nicol & David Stoll, based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen
Kings Place (Hall One), London

2019

FEBRUARY OPENINGS

3 February – 20 April
‘Local Hero’
Book by Bill Forsyth & David Greig, Music & lyrics by Mark Knopfler
The Old Vic Theatre, London (3 February – TBC), Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh (19 March – 20 April)


MARCH OPENINGS

15 March – 6 April
‘Standing at the Sky’s Edge’
By Michael Wynne, based on an idea by Matthew Dunster, music and lyrics by Richard Hawley.
Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.

JUNE OPENINGS

June 2019
‘The Stationmaster’
Book by Susannah Pearse, music & lyrics by Tim Connor
Performed by the University of Chichester’s Musical Theatre Performance Company.

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