MPTheatricals create dynamic entertainment experiences on stage & online.
Founded by director & producer Matt Powell, we specialise in innovative musicals and tell beautiful queer stories. Through bespoke initiatives to challenge art forms, supporting and developing 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.
We also provide services including artist development, workshops, support writing Arts Council project grant applications, video production and production consultancy. For full details of these services, click here.
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.
Our Journey So Far
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 with Queerly Productions, ALPMusicals, MTN & MMD 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 Lewis Cornay's Snowflake in an OnComm nominated Visual EP, a full cast audio adaptation of Jude Taylor’s Make Me Infamous and an audio musical short, Subway by Gus Gowland.
Developed a pilot episode of Wilf Goes Wild: an animated musical series by Josh Sneesby and Sarah Middleton with support from the Arts Council
Supported musical theatre writers & queer artists with show development and production consultancy
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.