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15th-20th February - Network Theatre
at Vault Festival

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. 


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?

Casting & Creative Team To Be Announced


MPTheatricals are delighted to be producing the premiere production of Jude Taylor’s IS HE MUSICAL? at VAULT Festival 2022. We are currently looking for an actor musician to join the company of this two hand, one hour new musical.


Inspired by real stories, ‘Is He Musical?’ is an intimate and joyous exploration of the experiences of a small group of queer people who lived, loved and partied across 1930s London. We are currently looking for an Actor Musician for the exciting role of LAURENCE.


Laurence Metcalfe - 22 - Male Identifying - Vocal Range approx. A2 to F4 | Plays Strings or Piano

A talented musician who has moved to London seeking work, independence and an opportunity to ‘find himself’. Kind, confident, keen and a hopeless romantic. From a very wealthy family, but tries to distance himself from this and from the weight of his privilege in order to be seen differently by his new friends, much to Wilfred’s frustration.


The character is a musician which is showcased throughout the show. We are keen to hear from actors who play string instruments or piano for this role. The actor must be able to play to at least Grade 6 standard and be confident in playing & performing at the same time. Experience in using a loop pedal or similar in live performance would be ideal. We are particularly keen to hear from cellists.


We exclusively would like to hear from LGBTQIA+ identifying performers, especially those of the Global Majority. 



REHEARSALS: 30th January-14th February (with weekends off)

Rehearsals will likely be split between London and Leicester with travel/accommodation supported where needed

TECH & DRESS: 15th February

PERFORMANCES: 15th-20th February

FEE: £1,479 (Three Weeks on ITC Minimum)


If you are interested or have any further questions, please send us a short clip of you singing something legit (this can be from an existing show/voice reel/tape) and a link to your CV or Spotlight to Matt and Jude at ishemusical@gmail.com