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IS HE MUSICAL? - World Premiere, February 2022

As 1933 draws to a close, Laurence and Wilfred find themselves absorbed in a whirlwind of fabulously indulgent evenings across London’s West End with their fellow queer friends. But although their hidden world seems surprisingly free and easy, how long can it last?

IS HE MUSICAL? is an intimate, joyous musical comedy inspired by the true stories of the queer friends who loved, lived and partied across 1930s London.

Following the sad cancellation of VAULT Festival last month, IS HE MUSICAL? will now premiere in a digital production streamed live from the University of Wolverhampton before transferring to Curve in Leicester for two performances as part of the 2022 DMU Pride festival. It will then be presented as a semi-staged concert at The Other Palace in London.

In addition to the shows, an immersive digital space ('Didn't We Have Some Wonderful Times?') will showcase curated historical & creative responses to both the musical and the rich history that has inspired the show.

As part of DMUPride, the team behind the production will also facilitate a series of workshops at Curve.

Livestream Tickets & On Demand

Booking Opens Next Week for both Livestream & On Demand performances

Curve Tickets

Tickets are now available at

Price: £10.00

The Other Palace Tickets

Tickets are now at

Price: £15.00

This production of IS HE MUSICAL? is supported by Arts Council England, University of Wolverhampton, Curve and De Montfort University and is produced by MPTheatricals.


Laurence: Barry O'Reilly (he/him)

Wilfred: Teddy Hinde (they/them)

Creative Team

Composer/Writer: Jude Taylor (he/him)

Director: Matt Powell (they/he/she)

Musical Director: Francesca Fenech (she/her)

Set and Costume Designer: Ana Webb-Sanchez (she/her)

Movement Director: Ryan Wiggins (he/him)

Artwork: Ashley Goh (they/she)

Arrangements/Music Supervisor: George Strickland (he/him)


Producers: Matt Powell & Jude Taylor for MPTheatricals

Supported by Arts Council England

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