New musical theatre festival MTFestUK returns for 2022 - submissions open

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New musical theatre festival MTFestUK will return in 2022, it’s been announced.

Paul Taylor-Mills will host the annual festival of new musical theatre from 31 January – 12 February 2022 at The Turbine Theatre in Battersea.


Submissions to be part of the next festival are now open with information on how to apply available online here. The closing date for applications is Friday 29 October 2021.

Paul Taylor-Mills, Artistic Director, Turbine Theatre 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!”

MTFestUK aims to showcase new musicals in development to audiences with a view to staging full productions.

MTFestUK was first launched by Paul Taylor-Mills at The Other Palace in 2019, followed by a 2020 & 2021 season at The Turbine Theatre.

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