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.
His most recent work, Is He Musical?, a musical comedy inspired by real stories of LGBTQ+ people in 1930s London, received its first full production in February 2022, touring to Leicester's Curve, The Other Palace and the University of Wolverhampton. A new, cabaret-style version of IHM, The Unconventionals, will play VAULT Festival in London during 2023.
Since 2021, Jude has been a Resident Creative at Curve in Leicester.
Jude is interested in creating quirky new musical comedies and fairytales which explore and challenge the usual representation of LGBTQ+ people in musical theatre.
Other credits as a composer/writer include: QUEERME (MP Theatricals, 2021); SIGNAL x MT Pride (2020, MP Theatricals/Queerly Productions/Adam Lenson); on hope: a digital song cycle (2020, MP Theatricals/Victoria Saxton); All That Scratch podcast (2019; All That Productions/The Other Palace); (Hey) Jude Taylor live at The Pheasantry, London (2019); Lionel Bart Masterclass (Mercury Musical Developments, 2018)
His first EP, (Hey) Jude Taylor, was released in 2019 and is available to stream online.
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 9 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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