IS HE MUSICAL? - VAULT Festival Announcement
Updated: Jan 28, 2022
EDIT: VAULT Festival was sadly cancelled in January 2022. Please see more recent news of our alternative production taking place in February.
Inspired by real stories, Is He Musical? is an intimate and joyous exploration of the experiences of the queer friends who lived, loved and partied across 1930s London.
Tue 15th Feb - Sun 20th Feb
Tickets From: £17
Venue: Network Theatre
Age Guidance: 12+
It’s Autumn 1933, and the Trocadero on Shaftesbury Avenue continues to be one of the most popular night spots in London. Upstairs in the Long Bar, a favourite meeting place for local queer folk, Laurence, an aspiring professional cellist new to the city, meets Wilfred, a charismatic, no nonsense footman keen to escape to the country. The pair quickly become good friends and find fun, drama and romance in a whirlwind of fabulously indulgent nights across the West End with their fellow sisters. But although their hidden world seems surprisingly free and easy each evening, how long can it last?
Is He Musical? was commissioned by MPTheatricals following the presentation of the song 'Upstairs at the Trocadero' at the QUEERME new writing night in February 2021.
Throughout 2021, the piece has undergone R&D at Leicester's Curve Theatre and The Lowry in Manchester.
Full cast and creative team of this London production are to be announced.