The Turbine Theatre’s Artistic Director, Paul Taylor-Mills, announces the exciting and diverse new musicals selected for this year’s MTFestUK 2020. The lineup includes: Southern Comfort; Jet Set Go!; Soapdish; The Assassination of Katie Hopkins; Coldfront; Eurobeat: Pride of Eurovision; Tyrell; and Works of Art.
A celebration of new musical theatre, MTFestUK 2020 runs from 3 – 15 February and sets out to promote quality artistry with a view to showcasing and elevating projects to full production, giving audiences an insight into the process of creating new work and the art of collaboration.
These eight productions at the centre of the festival form MTFestUK’s Taster Menu series of new musicals, and will each be presented as semi-staged productions. Casting will be announced shortly.
After its success in 2019 at The Other Palace, Paul Taylor-Mills brings this year’s MTFestUK to the new and vibrant Turbine Theatre, located in Circus West Village, the first chapter in the regeneration of the iconic Battersea Power Station. Home to over 1,000 residents, this thriving riverside neighbourhood offers an exciting mix of restaurants, bars, cafés, shops, a cinema, fitness and wellbeing facilities, as well as an ongoing events programme.
Paul Taylor-Mills, Artistic Director, Turbine Theatre, said, “I’m absolutely thrilled with the line-up for our second MTFestUK which will be housed in my new home: The Turbine Theatre at Battersea Power Station. This year sees us working with an exciting and emerging theatre, a host of first-time writers and Olivier Award winning teams. Importantly, the content of all eight shows, and the stories we set out to tell, represent the world we’re currently living in.
We’ve listened to over 150 musicals and have made a commitment to give over 100 hours of free space to projects that would benefit from the time to move their work forward.