MPTheatricals create dynamic entertainment experiences on stage & online.
We specialise in innovative musicals and unapologetically queer performances. Through bespoke initiatives to challenge art forms & investing in contemporary productions, our work intends to:
Create opportunities for creators to workshop and develop contemporary works.
Reach audiences and demographics who wouldn’t normally consume musical theatre.
Experiment with innovations in sound, style and staging in order to challenge what theatre can be & do.
Amplify queer voices & histories that may have been forgotten.
Tell stories that unite, confront and share something new with our audiences.
Explore music(al) theatre’s ability to lift our spirits and emote like no other art form.
Since launching in April 2020, we have:
Produced a three part, digital song cycle featuring an unprecedented response to the theme hope in association with The Other Palace and Victoria Saxton, engaging sixty songwriting teams, over 150 performers, reaching a total audience of over 11,300 viewers
Produced a festival of events exploring LGBTQ+ representation in musical theatre, working with a over 50 queer identifying performers and songwriters, reaching a total audience of over 3000 viewers. The festival also raised £500 for UKBLACKPRIDE and Gendered Intelligence
Launched multiple new musicals in innovative mediums including the OnComm nominated Snowflake: Visual EP and a full cast audio adaptation of Jude Taylor’s Make Me Infamous
Continued to question, interrogate, experiment and innovate with the form of digital performance, accumulating in a bespoke programme of varying media forms
Actively supported new writers and queer artists through setting up a network of guidance and support
We are always interested to hear & read new works that fit our companies ethos. Whether it’s a spark of an idea, reviving a classic or new piece of writing, we want to hear it. For details of our submissions process, click here.
Matt Powell | Creative Producer
@MattPowellicus | www.matt-powell.co.uk
Matt is a queer identifying director, producer & video editor working predominantly in Musical Theatre, Online Theatre & Queer Representation.
Over the past seven years, Matt has created & produced an array of unique theatrical experiences. Often working through multiple disciplines, their practice combines cinematic, scenographic styles with embodied movement & music to create visual spectacles.
Matt is a graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, with a first class honours degree in Theatre Practice: Performance Arts. During their studies, they became the first student to work for MA Music Theatre as Assistant Director supporting the public productions of the 2019 & 2020 cohort. They have also regularly assisted Adam Lenson on STAGES, INTO THE WOODS & various ALPMusicals online events.
A full CV of work as Director, Producer, Designer & Movement Director can be found at www.matt-powell.co.uk. Matt is currently seeking representation as a director & opportunities to assist and resident on long running musicals. They founded MPTheatricals to formalise their producing ambitions.
Matt would like to acknowledge the continued support of his family and friends. They would particularly like to thank Adam Lenson, Paul Barker, Maja Milatovic-Ovadia, Kiki Stevenson, Victoria Saxton & Anna McAuley for their support and guidance.