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Jude Taylor is a composer, lyricist and writer from Leicestershire. His first full length musical Steep Themselves in Night premiered at The Other Palace in London during October 2018 and was followed by Make Me Infamous, a new full cast musical theatre audio production (produced by MP Theatricals) released online in November 2020.  

Is He Musical?, Jude's musical comedy inspired by real stories of LGBTQ+ people in 1930s London, received its first full production in February 2022, touring to Curve (Leicester), The Other Palace (London) and the University of Wolverhampton. The Unconventionals ran for a week at the 2023 VAULT Festival in London.

In 2023, Jude composed the music and co-wrote lyrics for a new stage adaptation of 'The Owl Who Came for Christmas' (based on the book by John Hay and Garry Parsons), also working as musical director on its premiere production at Curve (Leicester) in Winter 2023.

Since 2021, Jude has been a Resident Creative at Curve in Leicester.

His first EP, (Hey) Jude Taylor, was released in 2019 and is available to stream online. 

Theatre credits as Composer/Lyricist include: The Unconventionals (VAULT Festival); Is He Musical? (Curve, Leicester; The Other Palace, London; University of Wolverhampton); Make Me Infamous (Original Audio Production – MPTheatricals); The Price Of Hope from on hope: a digital song cycle (MPTheatricals/The Other Palace); Steep Themselves in Night (The Other Palace, London).  

Theatre credits as Composer include: Villainex (Workshop)

Film credits as Composer include: Let the Light In (Short Film, Curve) 

Other credits include: The Phase (Co-Orchestrator/Arranger, VAULT Festival); Trans Voices Cabaret (Turbine Theatre).  

Follow Jude: X – @heyjudetaylor | Instagram – @heyjudetaylor 

Other Background:

In 2012, Jude completed the Leicester Curve's Young Arts Entrepreneurs scheme before going on to lead a number of small applied theatre and community arts projects, including work with partners such as Curve, West Yorkshire Playhouse, and YoungMinds. He has extensive experience in teaching, leading workshops and facilitating groups, including as a singing teacher.

Following 10 years of working in the third sector with mental health services alongside his work in the arts, Jude also has a particular passion for promoting the benefits of singing for wellbeing, leading him to develop several singing courses/groups for adults with mental health difficulties.

In 2019 he gave a TEDX talk on his experiences of singing for wellbeing at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

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