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MTFestUK

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.

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Riot Act

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!

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THE IMPORTANCE
OF BEING EARNEST

19 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!

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WARPED SACRIFICE

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?

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GUY A NEW MUSICAL

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.

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IDENTITY

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.

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ROLES WE'LL NEVER PLAY!

Produced by Thomas Duern
Musical Direction by Flynn Sturgeon

SUNDAY 15 MARCH AT 8PM.

An all star cast come together for an exceptionally entertaining night taking on the Roles they'll never play.

We are so excited to bring Roles We’ll Never Play to the Turbine Theatre!

As we welcome back some fan favourites and some exciting first timers at ‘Roles We’ll Never Play’, join us for another unforgettable night! Expect an ALL STAR line up!

Keep up to date with our social media for cast announcements!

Instagram - @roleswellneverplay
Twitter - @roles_neverplay

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HONEST AMY

Directed by Kathy Burke

24 MARCH 2020 – 11 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.

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INDUSTRY MINDS

CREATIVE SEMINAR
Friday 21st Feb 2020 | 10:30am - 1:30pm

INDUSTRY MINDS LIVE PODCAST
March/April 2020

COMING SOON

PERFORMER SEMINAR
Friday 6th March 2020 | 10:30am - 1:30pm

CREATIVE SUPPORT SEMINAR
Friday 24th April 2020 | 10:30am - 1:30pm

GRADUATE/STUDENT SUPPORT SEMINAR
Friday 22nd May 2020 | 10:30am - 1:30pm

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT AND TRAINING DAY
Friday 19th June 2020

ARTIST SHOWCASE
July 2020

COMING SOON

MEN'S MENTAL HEALTH SEMINAR
Friday 21st August 2020 | 10:30am - 1:30pm

INDUSTRY MINDS LIVE PODCAST
August 2020

COMING SOON

ARTS FAMILY SUPPORT SEMINAR
11th September 2020 | 10:30am - 1:30pm

THE INDUSTRY MINDS AWARDS
September 20th 2020

CREATIVE SUPPORT SEMINAR
Friday 23rd October 2020 |
10:30am - 1:30pm

PERFORMER SUPPORT SEMINAR
Friday 20th November 2020 |
10:30am - 1:30pm

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Led by Mary Burch BEM, Mary uses her experience of the industry and listening to issues raised by creatives over the last 18 months of providing counselling to Industry Minds.

A variety of seminars have been put together that explore many of the issues affecting industry professionals or those studying to enter the industry.

Self-esteem, confidence, anxiety, imposter syndrome, body image are just a few of the topics that are addressed as Industry Minds continue to open the dialogue on mental health in the arts.

From students to writers, stage managers, singers, dancers, producers, agents and every role in between, there is most certainly something to be gained for everyone from each of the seminars over the coming year - regardless of their role within. the industry