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The Unconventionals - coming to VAULT Festival, February 2023

Chromatic Creative (previously MPTheatricals) and Jude Taylor are pleased to announce that they are bringing a new production of THE UNCONVENTIONALS, a musical comedy inspired by true stories of queer people from 1930s London, to VAULT Festival in February 2023.

THE UNCONVENTIONALS started life as Is He Musical?, which had a successful run at Curve, The Other Palace and Wolverhampton in February 2022. Casting will be announced in the new year.


VAULT Festival, London

Tue 14th Feb - Sun 19th Feb

18:45,18:15,14:30 (60 mins)

Tickets from £13.00

Venue: The Flair Ground

Age Guidance: 12+

Once upon a time, Wilfred and their exclusive clique of ‘unconventional’ friends could often be found absorbed in a whirlwind of fabulously indulgent evenings across London’s West End – but now, they are trapped in present day London, unwilling to move on from past mistakes, and quite literally trapped outside of Heaven (in Charing Cross, that is).

As they take a rather theatrical wander through their memories one last time accompanied by an eccentric old mentor, they reflect on their extraordinary experiences of navigating the 1930s queer scene in London and beyond, and the people, places and stories that once made them who they are.

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

Previous press from Is He Musical?:

The Recs ★★★★

"Is He Musical? is a heartfelt celebration of the 1930s gay scene and, during LGBTQ+ History month, a timely love letter to the queers who boldly paved the way."

"A story of queer joy, and joy indeed is what it gave its audience. Both actors offer up incredible performances. Hinde gives a scene stealing performance as the ever flamboyant Wilfred and is certainly a musical theatre performer to watch out for. O’Reilly’s character Laurence’s growth throughout the musical is also delightful to watch!

The entire musical was exquisitely written, both musically and theatrically, and it was lovely to watch during LGBT+ history month. ...absorbing, charming, amusing"

From Page to Stage ★★★★

"A delightful new musical comedy...

A joyous production with two standout performances, Is He Musical? is a promising and timely new musical which is deserved of a bright future."

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