Paul Taylor-Mills’ popular musical theatre festival MTFestUK is set to return to The Turbine Theatre in 2022, with submissions now open.
The festival will run at the Battersea venue from 31 January to 12 February, with submissions closing on 29 October.
Taylor-Mills said “I’m tremendously proud that our festival celebrating all things musical theatre is back for its fourth outing. We will be returning to The Turbine Theatre at the iconic Battersea Power Station (with a newly opened tube on our doorstep) in 2022. If you have a musical that could benefit from a workshop presentation we want to hear from you.
It’s thrilling to see that the process of exercising musicals in this way to get them into production is paying off. Next year I will present 3 musicals that started life at MTFestUK. There are also several other musicals that were part of the MTFestUK family that will be going into production with other producers and venues.
As we rise again from the last year, there is a tremendous sense of optimism in the air for the development of new work in this country. To play a small part in that movement is an honour. I would like to formally take this opportunity to thank everybody who has been part of previous MTFestUKs. Making musicals can be complicated, expensive and thrilling. It doesn’t happen without a huge amount of goodwill, collaboration, trust, and the generosity of artists & audiences. Here’s to smashing 2022 and beyond!”.
The festival’s aim is to promote quality artistry and showcase new musicals to UK audiences, with a view to elevating them to full production and giving audiences an insight into the process of creating new work and the art of collaboration.
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