Listings

Welcome to Musical Theatre Network’s listings page! This is a space where we can keep you up to date on all the new British musicals being produced or premiered in the UK. You can submit the details of your new British musical for our listings here. Listings of musicals produced/hosted by MTN members can additionally include an image, bookings link and short description.

WHAT’S ON, COMING UP AND ANNOUNCED FOR 2022

HELP! We Are Still Alive

5th September – 1st October 
 Seven Dials Playhouse

Jass and Finn have survived the apocalypse – but can their relationship take the strain? What do you do when the last person on earth no longer floats your boat? Help! We are Still Alive is a hilarious, gig-style queer, comedy musical about keeping the romance alive when everything else is dead as a doornail. It’s 28 Days Later meets When Harry Met Sally with catchy and heart-breaking songs.

Music and Lyrics by MMD member Tim Gilvin and book by Imogen Palmer and directed by Georgie Rankcom. To The Streets

26th July – 3rd December 2022

The Osmonds

UK Tour

You Loved Them For A Reason. Now, for the first time, you can see this sensational new musical and relive one of the world’s biggest ever boybands. THE OSMONDS: A new musical tells the official story from Jay Osmond about the five brothers from Utah who were pushed into the spotlight as children and went on to create smash hits decade after decade.

THE OSMONDS: A New Musical has a story By Jay Osmond and book by Julian Bigg and Shaun Kerrison, and will be directed by Shaun Kerrison, with choreography and musical staging by Bill Deamer.

23rd September – 15th May 2022

The Famous Five – The Musical
By Elinor Cook and Theo Jamieson

Theatre Clwyd

Join Enid Blyton’s Famous Five for a daring musical adventure!

When George and her dog Timmy find out that her cousins Julian, Anne and Dick are coming to stay, they’re pretty sure the whole summer is ruined. But out in the bay lies Kirrin Island and a ruined castle filled with mysteries to solve. Together they embark on a daring mission with the future of the planet at stake – a mission that might just be the making of the Famous Five…

Based on Enid Blyton’s multi-million-selling novels, this new musical by the award-winning Elinor Cook, with music and lyrics by Theo Jamieson, is an exciting and heart-warming treat.

Directed by Tamara Harvey (Home, I’m Darling).

4th October – 30th October 

Last Sales Conference of the Apocalypse

Waterloo East Theatre, Bush Street, SE1 8TN

Following the success of GAME OVER (“poignant, glamorous, funny”, North West End ****) and Dissociated (“jaw dropping”, LondonTheatre1 ****), Skitzoid Productions are excited to bring their third original musical to Waterloo East Theatre.

Sam, the head of IT startup “SupportMe” (current valuation, £8.74, if we include the half-used box of teabags) has just initiated a nuclear missile countdown with his bottom. This is scary, but also embarrassing. Utilising his team’s experience of prank-calling corporate helplines, Sam devises a plan to stop the launch. 

The plan does not go well, and unhelpfully, Sam passes out. He enters his subconscious, imagining himself as a showrunner who directs his staff to play roles in TV franchises. 

Forgotten memories from Sam’s childhood start to emerge, memories that were locked away for good reason. Increasingly, Sam’s head becomes a battleground between himself and the rest of his team. Can Sam connect back to his lost memories and stop the impending apocalypse?  

Featuring fifteen original songs, an LGBTQ cast and Marcus Bentley (from Big Brother) as the Voice of God, Last Sales Conference of the Apocalypse explores the long-term impact of domestic violence and conversion therapy through comedy, music, drama and suspense.

19th October

Mallory On The Mountain

The Lowry

The Lowry’s annual mini-musical theatre festival REWRITES returns with 3 new musicals in development.

“Mallory On The Mountain” is a brand-new musical with Book, Music & Lyrics by MMD Member Ollie Mills.

We’re 800ft from the top of the world and a storm is closing in. To push on would be perilous; to turn back would mean failure…what is it worth?

Witness the gripping true story of British mountaineer George Mallory and his journey from the small town of Mobberley to the heights of Mount Everest. As he battles the perishing cold with his trusted companion, Sandy Irvine, George relives the pivotal chapters of his life that led him to this fateful moment.

Currently in development with Imaginality Productions, music from the show debuted in The Lowry’s October 2021 Rewrites festival, before receiving its first full workshop at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre.

This concert version of the musical will feature a cast led by Alex Cosgriff as George Mallory and Emma Harvey as Ruth Mallory directed by Ollie Mills.

This performance will feature a special curtain raiser performance of ABH by Finn Anderson.

5th October – 31st October

As You As Nervous As I Am?

Written by: Leighton James House, Simon Spencer, Shaun McKenna

The Greenwich Theatre

This story follows the journey of two sisters – Peggy and Janet – in their search for happiness. Fighting against their mother’s dysfunctional behaviour, they are forced apart to pursue lives away from their home in Wales.

Peggy sings. However, she is never propelled by a drive to become famous but instead to break unhealthy childhood patterns, find independence and build the loving family she always wanted. Janet struggles with her own demons, striving for the courage and support to live a truer and more honest life.

Set against the background of a century in flux, when the sisters reconnect, they are gradually empowered to positively transform their lives

Standing on the Sky’s Edge by Richard Hawley and Chris Bush.
Crucible Theatre, Sheffield – 10 Dec 2022 –  21 Jan 2023

14 Dec 2022 – 8 Jan 2023

Claus the Musical
By Simon Warne and Andy Collyer

The Lowry, Salford

From the writer of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz comes the world premiere of Claus The Musical. Based on the beloved children’s book The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum, this brand-new musical is as magical as Christmas itself.

With spellbinding songs from Andy Collyer, heart-warming storytelling, enchanting sets, and a whole load of festive fun, discover the story of Claus and how he became a man forever in our hearts, and on Christmas Eve, forever in our skies.

Abandoned as a baby in the magical Forest of Burzee, he is gifted to Necile, a wood nymph, who showers him with love and names him Claus.  With a helping hand from the mystical inhabitants of the forest – Fairies, Knooks and Ryls – she teaches him that kindness is the most important lesson of all, a gift that Claus eventually shares with us, as he embarks on a journey to bring the miracle of Christmas to the whole world.

Adapted for the stage by Simon Warne, Claus will warm the hearts of kids from 1 to 92, and is a truly joyful production for the whole family to cherish and enjoy together.


TOURING PRODUCTIONS IN 2022

Tue 13 Sep 2022 – Sat 13 May 2022

Fisherman’s Friends – The Musical

Book by Amanda Whittington

Touring

Based on the true story of the chart-topping Cornish singing sensations and their hit 2019 movie, Fisherman’s Friends: The Musical is a feel-good voyage about friendship, community and music which smashed box office records in Cornwall.

When a group of Cornish fishermen came together to sing the traditional working songs they’d sung for generations, nobody, least of all the fishermen, expected the story to end on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.  They are spotted by a fish-out-of-water music manager on a trip from London, who must learn that there is more to life than selling your sole for fifteen minutes of fame.

School of Rock – by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Glenn Slater Julian Fellowes
Touring until 13 August 2022 across the UK.

Everybody’s Talking About JamieMusic by Dan Gillespie Sells, Book & Lyrics by Tom McRae
First opened on the West End in November 2017. UK tour begins 23 February until 30 April 2022. Also playing in Los Angeles Jan16 – Feb 20 2022.

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World
By Miranda Cooper, Jennifer Decilveo and Chris Bush 

Touring across the UK from Tue 5 April – Sun 12 June 2022.

Join inquisitive heroine Jade as she breaks away from her class to take a peek behind the scenes at the not yet open Gallery of Greatness in the local museum. Along her journey she is surprised to meet the original and incredible Wonder Women: Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks, Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie, Emmeline Pankhurst to name just a few. 


LONG RUNNING NEW MUSICALS 

SixBy Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss

First opened at The Arts Theatre – July 2018

Now playing at the Vaudeville Theatre, West End, as well as playing the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway, touring the UK and Australia and New Zealand, with US tour dates planned.

From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red. 

MatildaBook by Dennis Kelly, Music & Lyrics by Tim Minchin, Authored by Roald Dahl

First opened – November 2011 

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical tells the tale of an extraordinary girl who is determined to change her own story, even if it means being a little bit naughty… 

Winner of over 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, Matilda The Musical continues to delight audiences in London. Matilda began its first UK & Ireland Tour in March 2018.  

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