Jude Taylor is a composer, lyricist, writer and singer from Leicestershire. His first full length musical Steep Themselves in Night, an ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and Gilbert and Sullivan-inspired ‘mashup’, premiered at The Other Palace in London during October 2018. He is currently working on Make Me Infamous, a new radio musical theatre production (produced by MP Theatricals) to be released in November 2020, and is also collaborating with writers Tabby Lamb, Robin Simoes da Silva, Meg McGrady and Nemo Martin on a song cycle for trans actors.
Other credits as a composer/writer include: 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, episode 2 (2019; All That Productions/The Other Palace); (Hey) Jude Taylor live at The Pheasantry, London (2019); Lionel Bart Masterclass (Mercury Musical Developments, 2018)
Prior to his work making musicals, Jude founded 'The Cognito People’ collective in 2012 with the aim of delivering innovative applied theatre and community arts projects, and went onto work with partners including West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leicester’s Curve Theatre and YoungMinds.
Jude is a classically-trained baritone, and since achieving his Grade 8 Singing (with Distinction) at the age of 16 has gained a range of experience in teaching and working with other singers of varying ages and abilities, both on an individual basis and through facilitating choirs and group workshops.
Following 6 years of working in the third sector with mental health services alongside his work in the arts, Jude has also developed a particular passion for promoting singing for wellbeing and championing the health benefits of singing, leading him to develop several singing courses/groups for adults with mental health difficulties. In 2019 he gave a TEDX talk on Singing for Wellbeing at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama TEDX event.
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