Following the previously announced line up of new musicals for MTFestUK 2020, the full cast is announced below, production by production.
Jet Set Go!
3-5 February 2020
Music and Lyrics by Pippa Cleary
Book and Lyrics by Jake Brunger
After premiering at Edinburgh Fringe in 2008, Jet Set Go! will take you on a trip to New York that you’ll never forget! And your cabin crew will star Siubhan Harrison, Lizzy Connolly, Michael Mather, Tyrone Huntley and Simon Bailey. They will sing up the aisles and tap-dance down Broadway in this unforgettable musical comedy.
Join Nicola and her in-flight cabin crew as they sing up the aisles and tap-dance down Broadway on a trip to New York that you’ll never forget!
A musical comedy which trails a transatlantic cabin crew and their two pilots on a flight to New York (and back!).
Jet Set Go! premiered at the 2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and is now back ten years in this revised version.
6-8 February 2020
Music by George Stiles
Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
Book by Robert Harling
Louise Dearman leads a cast including Ben Richards, Laura Pitt Pullford, Clive Rowe and Bobbie Little in Soapdish, based on the infamous 1991 film starring Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Robert Downey Jr and Whoopi Goldberg. When Celeste Talbert, long time star of popular day-time soap opera The Sun Also Sets, is targeted by her ambitious younger co-star, a chain of events are set in motion which leads to the dramatic revelation of Celeste’s secret love child.
When Celeste Talbert, long time star of popular day-time soap opera The Sun Also Sets, is targeted by her ambitious younger co-star, a chain of events are set in motion which leads to the dramatic revelation of Celeste’s secret love child.
The Assassination of Katie Hopkins
6-8 February 2020
Written by Chris Bush and Matt Winkworth
The cast of revival, The Assassination of Katie Hopkins will comprise of Maimuna Memon, Bethzienna Williams, Kirby Hughes, Rakesh Boury, Derek Hutchinson and Matthew Woodyatt. It’s easy to have an opinion online, safe behind the anonymity of a keyboard, just like, share and subscribe. But as the digital mob polish their pitchforks, the world starts to question just how free should free speech be?
A shocking crime divides the nation.
Fingers are pointed, sides are drawn, facts are hard to come by.
Why did this happen? How do we move on? What must we remember?It’s easy to have an opinion online, safe behind the anonymity of a keyboard, just like, share and subscribe. But as the digital mob polish their pitchforks, the world starts to question just how free should free speech be?
10-12 February 2020
Directed and lyrics by Poppy Burton Morgan
Music by Jason Carr
Directed by Poppy Burton Morgan, Coldfront sees Anna Francolini, and Robbie Curran as two unlikely lovers who frequent the same park in this in this heart-warming new British musical about a blossoming romance between an autistic weather analyst and a tattooed park attendant. From award winning composer Jason Carr and librettist Poppy Burton-Morgan, Natalie Rozario will accompany on the cello.
Rosemary and James.
Every month the same park bench. The same sandwiches made by her mother washed down with the same thermos of tea. The same manual tasks to keep the park in order.
But as the seasons change an unlikely romance slowly blossoms between an autistic weather analyst and a tattooed park attendant.
10-12 February 2020
Written by Craig Christie
Vinegar Stokes (Daniel Jacob) will play your host for Eurobeat: Pride of Europe, the latest iteration of the loving parody of the Eurovision Song Contest. This sequin-soaked satire will also star Matt Croke, Scott Paige, Bronte Barbe and Amy Ross. Who takes the crown? You decide!
The latest iteration of the loving parody of the Eurovision Song Contest. Join our glamorous hostess… or is that a host?!… as she presents another selection of songs.
Who takes the crown? You decide! Will it be the hunky Norwegian Vikings? The Ukrainian cave girl? Or the naughty nuns from Vatican City?
Eurobeat: Pride of Europe is a sequin-soaked satire (with just a pinch of socio-political commentary) of the song contest that unites and defines Europe… Just don’t tell Russia it’s basically another Pride!’
13-15 February 2020
Written by Alex Ratner
Musical parody of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Tyrell, will take you back to a not too distant medieval patriarchy. Telling the untold backstory of House Tyrell, the only Great House of Westeros to be lead by a woman. Kim Criswell will take on the role of the matriarch with Luke Bayer and Emma Kingston as the grandchildren she is grooming for greatness.
A septuagenarian femme fatale teaches her gay grandson and politically savvy granddaughter to wield power within a medieval patriarchy.
Welcome to Highgarden, home to Olenna, Loras and Margaery Tyrell.
Commenting on Olenna’s grandmotherly guile, Loras’s closeted double life and Margaery’s objectification, Tyrell imagines what these secondary characters from HBO’s Game of Thrones were thinking all along.
Work of Art
13-15 February 2020
Music and Lyrics Robin Simões Da Silva
Book by Annabel Mutale Reed
Playing brothers Reid and Jackson in Works of Art are Robin Simões da Silva and Javez Sykes with Siubhan Harrison playing Cassie and Natalie Dunne playing Iris. This intimate new folk musical about grief, new beginnings, and brotherly love follows them as they re-navigate their relationship as brothers after Reid’s transition and Jackson’s years away studying, and the unexpected loss of their Mother.
Struck by the unexpected loss of their Mother, brothers Reid and Jackson are forced to face a world without their biggest champion, most constant lifeline and the heart of their childhood home. Re-navigating their relationship as brothers after Reid’s transition and Jackson’s years away studying, the two must come together in deciding Cassie’s legacy as a painter, a Mother and a woman, and discover the value of true works of art. Works of Art is an intimate new folk musical about grief, new beginnings, and brotherly love.
Work of Art is an intimate new folk musical about grief, new beginnings, and brotherly love.