3 - 15 February 2020
In February 2019 the inaugural MTFestUK ran at The Other Palace. A celebration of new musical theatre from around the world, MTFestUK is back in 2020, this time at the new and vibrant Turbine Theatre on the banks of the Thames in Battersea. MTFestUK will be a central part of the 2020 season at the Turbine, which has already been exciting critics and audiences alike with Drew McOnie’s acclaimed production of Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song.
MTFestUK revels in the diversity of stories on stage and the people who make the work. It sets out to promote quality artistry with a view to showcasing and elevating projects to full production, giving audiences insight into the process of creating new work and into the art of collaboration.
30 JANUARY 2020 - 1 FEBRUARY 2020
Step into the glamour and magic of Burlesque'd, A cirque-musical fusion.
Burlesque’d features Emmerdale star Kelsey Beth Crossley and West End showgirls including Charlotte Gooch (Top Hat, Flashdance, Dirty Dancing)
Come breathe in the diamonds, lace and glitter and step into a "La Vie En Rose" world!
Created and choreographed by Ashley Luke Lloyd, Burlesque'd is an immersive dream world of beauty, mystery and dreams whatever your shape or size!
"Empowering body confidence from around the globe!"
Burlesque'd tells the story of passionate showgirls with the zest to shine!
16 FEBRUARY 2020 AT 7pm
Following a successful 2019 UK tour, critically acclaimed ‘Riot Act’ is back for LGBT History Month. Created and performed by Alexis Gregory and directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair this one man verbatim exploration of LGBTQ+ identity is both hard-hitting and heart-warming.
Assembled from interviews with a survivor of the Stonewall Riots, a radical drag queen and an AIDS activist, Riot Act is a journey through six decades of queer history, told by those who helped to shape it.
It promises to be a riot!
18 FEBRUARY 2020 - 29 FEBRUARY 2020
Oscar Wilde’s cherished The Importance of Being Earnest comes direct to The Turbine Theatre from The Barn Theatre, Cirencester as a two-man re-imagining of the classic that will delight and entertain in equal measure. The production will run from Tuesday 18 until Saturday 29 February. Already recognised as one of the UK’s funniest plays, this ingenious, riotous, re-telling of the story has two incredibly talented actors playing every single character. Rapid quick-changes, tap dancing, fabulous frocks and enough tea to sink a ship, audiences are in for a wildly waggish time. It’s Oscar Wilde’s classic as you’ve never seen it before!
Written & directed by Lauren Underwood
TUESDAY 3 MARCH 2020 AT 7PM
Andre is dying and Daren is expecting. Whether you’re the deranged Doctor, the fretting friend, the sharp-witted sister or the worrisome wife, you’re just a small cog that’s part of one larger machine. In a disturbing dystopian city that is obsessed with perfection, money is the key to everything. But what if money’s not an option ... Only then you can decide what sacrifices are worth making.
Warped Sacrifice is an original play with fast-paced movement sequences and a poignant soundtrack; a looking glass into the future they don’t want you to see. Are you willing to open your eyes?
4 MARCH 2020 – 7 MARCH 2020
Winner: Best New Writing, Buxton Fringe
Winner: Best Show, Birmingham Fest
The creators of 2017’s much-hyped, multi-award-winning The Marriage of Kim K return with GUY, an uplifting new musical which takes aim at prejudices within the gay community with a heart-pounding electronic-pop rom-com.
10 MARCH 2020 - 14 MARCH 2020.
Have you ever looked into the mirror and don’t like what you see? It’s time to take our masks off with CTC COMPANY’s new hit show: IDENTITY. This 60-minute controversial and captivating masterpiece showcases society’s negative perceptions of the individual, and endeavours to explore the inner strength of humanity by celebrating and embracing our unique identities.
Directed by Kathy Burke
24 MARCH 2020 - 10 APRIL 2020
Remember when I got cancer and had a breakdown in Tesco's? Then literally went mental and posted some songs on Twitter? When anxiety was at full capacity level, my mum bought me a ukulele and it has saved my life. I wrote some songs and randomly posted them online. Shit. Got. Real! Before I knew it there were millions of hits. I have no idea how it has all happened but people just seemed to relate to my random bedroom tales! This is a common story about common people.