News: New British LGBTQ+ Musical The Phase releases ‘The Sex Talk’

When Covid comes a-knockin’, the queers go online. The team behind new British LGBTQ+ musical The Phase had big exciting developmental plans lined up for the first half of 2020 but even though they all ended up cancelled, they were determined to keep their creative momentum going. So they’ve recorded a video of one of their songs and rescheduled a workshop for the end of the month.

Set in an all-girls Catholic school, The Phase is a contemporary pop/punk musical written by Meg McGrady & Zoe Morris about friendship, young love and singing loud when others want to silence you. And this track ‘The Sex Talk’ looks at just how crap sex education is, not just for them but for pretty much every schoolkid. Continue reading “News: New British LGBTQ+ Musical The Phase releases ‘The Sex Talk’”

Review: STAGES – a video game musical, VAULT Festival

STAGES – a video game musical is a bold new musical pushing boundaries at the VAULT Festival

“How do you do this alone?”

Well the answer is you don’t, especially when the question is about new musicals. STAGES – a video game musical arrives at the VAULTs as the first production from ALP, a company founded to develop and nurture artist-driven new British musicals with full acknowledgment that this is a show still on its journey, more than a work-in-progress but not yet the final product either.

Written by Christian Czornyj (Catch Me), STAGES draws inspiration from gaming to explore worlds of drama within the confines of its domestic context. At the heart of it lies neuro-diverse 16-year-old Aiden who loves video games, not least because they allow him a measure of control that he doesn’t have IRL. And as his mum has just been diagnosed with cancer, that’s a power he really wishes he possessed. Continue reading “Review: STAGES – a video game musical, VAULT Festival”