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.


November 2011 – Ongoing
Book by Dennis Kelly, Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin, Authored by Roald Dahl
Cambridge Theatre, London & UK Tour

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

11 July 2018 – 5 July 2020
By Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss
The Arts Theatre, London & UK Tour

SIX, ‘the most uplifting piece of new British musical theatre’ (✭✭✭✭✭ The Evening Standard) is the phenomenon everyone is losing their head over! Critically acclaimed across the UK with a sound-track storming up the UK pop charts, the sell-out intoxicating Tudor take-off is back!

From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red.

13 November  2018 – 9 November 2019
‘Calendar Girls’
Book, Music & Lyrics by Gary Barlow & Tim Firth
UK Tour

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. Audiences are saying “I’ve laughed at musicals, I’ve cried at musicals, but I’ve never cried and laughed at the same time.” The musical tells the true story of Yorkshire’s own CALENDAR GIRLS – a group of ordinary ladies who achieved something extraordinary.

9 February 2019 – 8 February 2020
‘Only Fools and Horses’
Based on the programme ‘Only Fools and Horses’ written by John Sullivan
Additional lyrics by John Sullivan and Chas Hodges
Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

29 March – 15 December
‘Mrs Brown’s Boys: D’Musical’
By Brendan O’Carroll and Noddy Holder
UK Tour

15 June – 12 October 
‘The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 The Musical’
Book and Lyrics by Jake Brunger, Music and Lyrics by Pippa Cleary.
Based on an original story by Sue Townsend.
The Ambassadors Theatre, London

Move over Cats – It’s time for a mole!

This joyous new musical adaptation of Sue Townsend‘s best-selling book The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ -The Musical arrives in London for a strictly limited season! A timeless tale of teenage angst, family struggles and unrequited love, told through the eyes of tortured poet and misunderstood intellectual Adrian Mole. One of the most enduring comedy characters of all time, he’s the hapless, hilarious, spotty teenager who captured the zeitgeist of 1980s Britain.

With an infectious score and a script as sidesplittingly outrageous as the original novel, this critically acclaimed production brings Adrian’s story to life for a new generation of theatregoers. Book and lyrics by Jake Brunger, music and lyrics by Pippa Cleary, directed by Luke Sheppard.


15 July – 2 November
‘Friendsical: The Parody Musical’
By Miranda Larson
UK Tour

25 July – 31 August
‘Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear – the Musical!’
Book and Lyrics by Andy Stanton, Music by Jim Fortune
The National Theatre, London

Who likes bears? Everyone likes bears! Well, not quite everyone… Mr Gum is a complete horror who hates children, animals and fun of any kind – so when a big bear called Padlock strolls into town, trouble can’t be far off. Can nine-year-old Polly and her band of misfit friends help Padlock escape the villain’s evil clutches? Or will Mr Gum and his gruesome butcher sidekick prevail?

Based on the hilariously anarchic, award-winning children’s books, Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear – the Musical! promises to be an all-singing, all-dancing, occasionally-burping extravaganza for children and adults alike. Author Andy Stanton creates the book and lyrics, with music by Jim Fortune (Pericles). Full of outlandish characters and joyful, utterly idiotic songs, this production is definitely not your average family fare.

31 July – 25 August
‘Burns: A Lost Legacy’
By Shonagh Murray
Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

31 July – 25 August
‘Islander: A New Musical’
By Finn Anderson and Stewart Melton
Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Eilidh stares out to sea and dreams of a new life beyond her lonely island. Myth and reality collide when the tide washes a mysterious stranger onto her beach, changing her life forever. Epic storytelling, intimately staged with a contemporary Scottish folk-inspired score. The cast live-record and layer their voices to create an ethereal adventure for the ears and imagination. ‘Superb’ (Herald). ‘Lush, harmonic voices’ (List). ‘A real treat of a production’ ( Originally developed in association with Comar. Part of the Made in Scotland 2019 showcase.

31 July – 26 August
‘I Wish My Life Were Like A Musical’
By Alexander S Bermange
UnderBelly, Bristo Square, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

31 July – 26 August
Book, Music & Lyrics by Richard Marsh, Music & Lyrics by Jessica Sharman.
Pleasance 10 Dome, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

He’s the ultimate one-man band: guitarist, pianist, drummer… dad. When wannabe star Ash Phoenix unexpectedly becomes a father, he learns it’s hard to make it big walking on Lego. Music is really hard to combine with a small child. It’s noisy, it’s unsettled, the hours are terrible. Which is also true of music. Ash isn’t raising hell – he’s raising a kid… alone.

Every note in this one-man musical is played live by an insanely gifted musician. Hear the soundtrack created before your very ears by virtuoso rocktopus Andy Gallo. This new musical comedy heartbreaker comes from no. 1 songwriter Jessica Sharman (Ward Thomas) and Richard Marsh, Fringe First winner (Dirty Great Love Story), BBC Audio Drama Award Best Comedy winner (Love & Sweets). Lucy Jane Atkinson directs Phoenix – an uplifting heartbreak banger of a show. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll rock.

31 July – 26 August
‘Piramania! The Swashbuckling Pirate Musical’
By Sloshed Theatre
UnderBelly, Bristo Square, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

31 July – 26 August
‘Scream Phone’
By Swipe Right Theatre
Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

31 July – 26 August
‘Trump: The Musical’
By Blowfish Theatre
Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

31 July – 26 August
‘Unfortunate: The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch’
By Fat Rascal Theatre
UnderBelly, Bristo Square, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Disney villain. Octo-woman. Plus-size icon. But who is the woman behind the tentacles? From the multi award-winning Fat Rascal Theatre, creators of sell-out hit musicals Buzz and Vulvarine, comes the untold story of Ursula the sea witch. It’s time to take the plunge as we reveal what really happened under the sea, in a tell-all tale of sex, sorcery and suckers. A musical parody. Praise for Vulvarine: ‘A champion of British comedy musicals’ ***** (DIVA). ‘A masterclass in musical theatre’ ***** ( ***** (

31 July – 26 August
By Fat Rascal Theatre
Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The critically acclaimed hit returns. Bryony Buckle is astoundingly average. Her days are filled with mind-numbing office work, thinking about lunch and lusting after Orson from IT. But following a dose of hormone therapy gone wrong and a well-timed bolt of lightning, Bryony gains superhero abilities and a brand-new persona: Vulvarine, saviour of womankind. Where is all the tampon tax going? Who is The Mansplainer, and what is his evil plan? Grab your tights, your Spanx and your most supportive sports bra. It’s hero time. ***** (Diva). ***** ( ***** (

31 July – 26 August
‘You and I: A New Musical’
By Colla Voce Theatre
Underbelly, Bristo Square, Edinburgh Fringe Festival


1 – 23 August
‘Limbo: City of Dreams’
By Finn Anderson and Tania Azevedo
Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

The gift of imagination has been extinct in the Great Stone City for a thousand years. When Imogen discovers a secret community keeping the gift alive, she takes it upon herself to restore imagination to her own people, but her actions come at a cost. A modern myth for our times, with soaring pop-folk songs and a 15-strong ensemble of actor-musicians. City of Dreams is a brand new musical from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the American Music Theatre Project created by Off West End Award-nominated team Finn Anderson and Tania Azevedo.

1 – 25 August
‘Unexpected Item In The Bagging Area’
By Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society
Underbelly, Cowgate, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

1 – 26 August
‘Now That’s What I Call Brexit’
By Blowfish Theatre
Gilded Balloon Patter Hoose, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2 – 17 August
‘The Fisherman’s Tail’
By 4-Front Theatre
Carrubber’s, The Main Hall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2 – 17 August
‘In Space… No One Can Hear You Sing!’
By Napier University Drama Society
Greenside @ Infirmary Street

2 – 17 August
‘SpaceJunk: A Soviet Musical’
By Slipshod Theatre
theSpace @ Surgeon’s Hall, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2 – 24 August
‘Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard’
By Shonagh Murray
Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre (Basement), Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2 – 24 August
‘Early Mornings: The Musical
By Joel Goodman
Paradise in the Vault, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2 – 24 August
‘Cathy: A Retelling of Wuthering Heights’
By Michael Bascom
theSpace on the Mile (2 – 10 Aug), theSpace @ Niddry Street (Aug 12 – 17), theSpace @ Venue 45 (19 – 24 Aug), Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2 – 24 August
By Cambridge University Musical Theatre Society
theSpace @ Niddry Street (2 -10 Aug), theSpace @ Venue 45 (12- 17 & 19 – 24 Aug), Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2 – 25 August
‘Friday Night Sinner’
By Candi Gigi and Jordan Paul Clarke.
Monkey Barrel 5, Monkey Barrel Comedy @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2 – 26 August
‘How to Use a Washing Machine’
By SLAM Theatre
ZOO Southside, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2 – 26 August
‘The Room’
By Alexander Abbott
PQA Venues – Riddle’s Court, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2 – 24 August
‘Romeo & Juliet: One-Man Musical’
By Literature Through Music
the Space @ Surgeon’s Hall

3 – 10 August
‘A Crown of Laurels’
By Lavie Rabinovitz & Ryan Hay
The Sanctuary @ Paradise in St Augustines, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

3 – 25 August
‘Jekyll vs Hyde’
By Laurence Owen & Lindsay Sharman
PBH’s Free Fringe @ Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

5 – 9 August
‘Not That Different’
By Toby Hunt & Mark Jennett
Greenside @ Infirmary Street,  Edinburgh Fringe Festival

5 – 25 August
By Jonathan Harvey & Pet Shop Boys
Assembly Rooms (Bijou Venue), Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

9 – 16 August
‘What Does Love Mean to You?’
By Z Theatre Company
theSpace @ Venue 45

9 – 17 August
‘Kelty Clippie: The Musical’
Kingdom Theatre Company
Greenside @ Nicolson Square, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

10 – 11 August
‘The Accidental Time Traveller’
By Clare Prenton and David Hewson
Based on the novel by Janis Mackay
Plymouth Barbican Theatre

Adapted from Janis Mackay’s award winning book, The Accidental Time Traveller is a magnificent new musical extravaganza for all the family. Playful yet profound, this face-paced, time-traveling adventure is full of funny misunderstandings and gripping action. Agatha Black is from 1813, and Saul needs to find a way to get her back to her time. With help from his buddies Will and Robbie, he tries to figure out how to make time travel happen. Directed by David Hewson and Clare Prenton, this production brings the magic and wonder of childhood imagination and creativity to life.

10 – 17 August
‘Shreds: The Jack The Ripper Musical’
Book and Lyrics by Lesley Ross, Music by James Williams

Whitechapel, 1888. No time to be a woman alone after dark. Psychopath on the loose; could be a surgeon, member of the Royal Family or mysterious man you’re falling in love with. Nothing is certain. What’s left for a working girl to do but take to the streets and make a song and dance about it? Musical thriller based on true events that occurred in that fateful year. Contemporary take on a story that has horrified and fascinated generations. ***** (Guardian, for Jolly Folly of Polly the Scottish Trolley Dolly).

12 – 16 August
‘Robert Burns: The Musical’
By Tish Tindall
theSpace @ Niddry Street, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

12 – 16 August
‘Horny Coo in a TuTu’
By Lossie Entertaintment Academy
theSpace on the Mile, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

12 – 17 August
‘Berlin Girl: A Berlin Wall Musical’
By George Rennison
theSpace @ Surgeon’s Hall (Grand Theatre), Edinburgh Fringe Festival

12 – 17 August
‘The Remarkables’
By Shotgun Theatre
Greenside @ Nicolson Square (Emerald Theatre), Edinburgh Fringe Festival

12 – 17 August
‘Uppercut: A New Musical’
By Front Row Theatre
theSpace on the Mile, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

12 – 24 August
‘The Art Of Skipping’
By Eleanor Griffifths & Megan Hughes
Greenside @ Nicolson Square (Emerald Theatre), Edinburgh Fringe Festival

12 – 24 August
‘NoseR: The Startup Musical’
By NoserR Inc.
Greenside @ Royal Terrace, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

12 – 24 August
‘One Giant Leap’
By Chevron Theatre
theSpace on the Mile, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

12 – 24 August
Book and Lyrics by Alex Wilcox, Music and Lyrics by Aron Sood
Greenside @ Infirmary Street, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

12 – 24 August
‘Whistle While You Werk’
By ShimmyShimmyCoconut
Paradise @ St Augustines, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

13 – 17 August
‘Jennifer B’
Based on an original Story by Angie Langley, Music by Tish Tindall
theSpace on the Mile, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

13 – 17 August
By Three Chairs and a Hat
theSpace on the Mile, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

13 – 18 August
‘MacPherson’s Rant’
By Blackout Productions
The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

14 – 17 August
‘Legend Trippers’
Book and Lyrics by Scott Gilmour and Music by Claire McKenzie
The Other Palace, London

What do a cheerleader, a science geek, a sports jock and a hard-core emo all have in common? They’re all members of the Legend Trippers – a group of unlikely high school heroes who band together to conquer their town’s most haunted spots and sites. But when a new girl comes to town, the Trippers find themselves in a legend of their own.

A brand new musical by Noisemaker – award-winning writing partnership of bookwriter/lyricist Scott Gilmour and composer Claire McKenzie – LEGEND TRIPPERS uses joyous, energetic storytelling and song to examine the legends we are passing on today, and how we might benefit others by questioning them.

16 – 18 August
‘Peter Pan’
By Jimmy Jewel and Nick Stimson
Theatre Royal Margate

Peter Pan and the Lost Children are back, bigger and more raucous than ever before! This terrifically modern musical adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale, takes us back to the magical heart of the story – a place where children become adults and adults become children again. Embark on a journey to Neverland with the boy who never grew up, his trusty side-kick Tinkerbell, his unlikely partners Great White Panther and the Red Indians, and the cunning, cowardly Captain Hook with his motley crew of pirates. This truly memorable family show by popular composer Jimmy Jewell and writer Nick Stimson combines a fabulous pop/rock score, and features the stunning ensemble work for which BYMT has become renowned.

20 – 24 August
‘The Shadowpunk Revolution’
By Dominic Frisby and Asaf Zoha
PBH’s Free Fringe @ The Outhouse Bar

21 – 26 August
‘Monsters: A New Musical’
Inspired by stories created by Mary Shelley & Bram Stoker
Music by Antony Irwin
PQA Venues @ Riddles Court, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

22 – 26 August
‘So-Called Gen Z’
By Pauline Quirke Academy Sutton
PQA Venues @ Riddle’s Court, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

24 – 25 August
‘Hot Wheels’
By Ellie Jones

Plymouth Barbican Theatre

Nothing can block your way.  Believe in the team. If you have a clear mind and a strong will you can’t lose. On the track you are invincible, unstoppable and ferocious in your attack. This is roller derby, the perfect escape. But sometimes winning isn’t the most important thing.

From an exceptional young company of emerging talent, comes an extraordinarily empowering new musical featuring a fearless all-female cast. Expect daring movement and spectacular harmonies and ensemble work. Girl power at its best. Get ready for the grand slam.

28 – 29 August
‘Gatsby: The Musical’
Book by Linnie Reedman and Music and Lyrics by Joe Evans

Crazy Coqs, London

29 August – 1 September
‘Fight Like A Girl’
By Nick 
Stimson and James Atherton
Mountview Academy of Arts, London

Fight Like A Girl is a musical set against the backdrop of the remarkable rise of women’s boxing. Drawing upon real-life accounts from young female boxers, this gritty contemporary drama challenges long-held gender stereotypes and questions identity in the 21st century. See the dynamic physicality of boxing brought to life and discover what happens when you’re faced with fighting more than just your opponent. The show is a promenade piece where the audience will be moving/standing throughout. The duration is 90 minutes with an interval. Please note that Fight Like a Girl contains adult themes.

30 – 31 August
By Ellis Kerkhoven and Adam Gerber
Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

We called the mission Wanderlust. No one could have predicted what would come next. Out in the darkness, in the vastness of space and time, what truths can be discovered, what fragments of data have been collected? What does A.L.I.C.E know?

From an exceptional young company of emerging talent, comes a highly innovative new musical exploring humankind’s eternal impulse to journey into the unknown. Featuring a powerful, original score combining contemporary electronic music with a live choral soundscape.


2 – 7 September 
‘The Feeling’
By Kyra J Willis
The Other Palace, London

A modern dark comedy musical about how friendships and the wrong kind of romance can be toxic. It showcases how seeing is not always believing, how people can read into situations that are not always there and friendships and partnerships are tested to the max.

Follow the stories of six friends Edie, Kasey, Jessie, Lexie, Archie and Mel who are all connected in ways that will unfold. Nothing is as it seems with this lot.

Join them in their laughter, their betrayals and most of all, join them in their misery.

13 – 21 September
The Other Palace, London
By Jules Kleiser and Nige Reid

When prog-rock obsessed wannabe keyboard player and computer wunderkind Norman Goodman accidentally lands an IT job with a low-level City firm in London, his travails are just beginning. Tasked with designing an IT system to predict market trends, but finding himself embroiled in a Machiavellian financial scam, Norman is confronted with a life changing dilemma – who to trust, when all he holds dear is challenged in a morally bankrupt world? Normality is a satirical interrogation of corporate corruption and the fragility of our aspirations, conducted with quirky humour and real heart. Featuring a coterie of cracking tunes delivered by a superb cast, this is a musical that deals with universal issues such as love, loss and loneliness in a disarmingly down to earth manner.

17 September – 26 October
‘Eye of the Storm’
By Geinor Styles and Amy Wadge.
Edinburgh Kings Theatre (17th – 21th Sept), Swansea Grand Theatre (24th – 28th Sept), Portsmouth Theatre Royal (1st – 2nd Oct), Birmingham Hippodrome (8th – 9th Oct), Riverfront Newport (15th – 19th), Oct, Pontio, Bangor (22nd – 23rd Oct), Aberystwyth Arts Centre (25th – 26th Oct).

Meet Emmie Price. For the last 5 years her life has been a whirlwind. It’s a world torn between caring for her bipolar mum, pursuing a passion for tornados, and proving she’s got what it takes at school. But Emmie knows one day that’s all going to change. One day she’s going to become a storm chaser… in America. When an opportunity to get a bursary to study in the USA comes up can she keep her place on the course and win the STEM competition with her invention for renewable energy?

Multi award-winning Theatr na nÓg present an unmissable original musical that’s guaranteed to seize your heart and capture your mind. Set in the Welsh Valleys to a toe-tapping soundtrack steeped in Americana from Grammy Award winner Amy Wadge (Thinkin’ Out Loud with Ed Sheeran, Keeping Faith) and performed live on stage by a cast of 8 talented actor musicians. This theatrical event of courage, determination and compassion is guaranteed to inspire adults of all ages and families with children aged 8+. The hit show boasts a memorable soundtrack written by the prolific songwriter Amy Wadge, best known for her Grammy Award winning song Thinking Out Loud (co-written with Ed Sheeran) and recent BAFTA for her soundtrack to BBC One’s Keeping Faith.

24 September – 5 October
‘Angela’s Ashes – The Musical’
Music and Lyrics by Adam Howell, Book by Paul Hurt,
Based on a memoire by Frank McCourt
Fairfield Halls, London


14 – 26 October 
‘Tickle: The Musical’
King’s Head Theatre,  London


8 November – 8 March 2020
‘The Boy In The Dress’
From the Novel by David Walliams, Book by Mark Ravenhill, Music & Lyrics by Robbie Williams & Guy Chambers
Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon

‘I think I might be different. I might not be the same.’

Dennis is 12 years old and his school football team’s star striker. But when Mum leaves home, life is tough. The only reminder Dennis has of Mum is a photo of her in a beautiful yellow dress. A dress rather like the one on the cover of Vogue on sale at Raj’s newsagents. And also a bit like the one that Lisa James, the coolest girl in the school, is sketching in her note book. What do you do if you like both football and dresses? And what will Mr Hawtrey the headteacher do when he discovers that his strict uniform code has been broken by a boy in a dress?

David Walliams’ heart-warming comedy is brought to the stage for the first time in a musical with all new songs from Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers, script by former RSC playwright in residence Mark Ravenhill and in a production for all the family directed by RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran.



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