It’s 2014, Gay marriage has just been legalised in the UK, and Rowan and their LGBTQ+ bandmates want to sing it from the rooftops. But their all-girl Catholic secondary school has other ideas. Disbanded and reprimanded, the group has a choice: do they bow down, retreat, and let the school rules divide them? Or, through all the angsty mess of adolescence, do they unite and fight back to make a change?
The Phase is a coming of age story, filled with catchy pop and pop-punk songs that you won’t be able to get out of your head! A hugely exciting piece of new British musical theatre written by two upcoming, award-winning writers Zoe Morris and Meg McGrady.
ACCESS PERFORMANCES: Throughout the week we will be hosting three access performances. Further details can be found on our social media!
WEDNESDAY- Auditory Relaxed
FRIDAY- Visually Relaxed
SUNDAY AFTERNOON- Super Relaxed
The Phase is by Morris and McGrady. Zoe Morris (she/her) trained as a theatre director, graduating her Masters from Mountview in 2018. She has an interest in shows that deal with mental health issues and is passionate about social change and equal rights and representation. Past shows include Professional, Boujie, and DIY: how to become visible. More recently she has changed her focus to writing. Together with Meg she won the Stiles and Drewe award for ‘Vision, Voice and Potential, was featured in BEAM2020/2021, and a finalist for the BYMT new music theatre award. Meg McGrady (they/them) is a twenty-three-year-old nonbinary, queer and neurodivergent creative having worked as a composer, writer, producer and performer. They are also the co-founder of Queerly Productions, a London-based theatre company, dedicated to creating work by and for queer people of marginalised genders. Their past work includes: iNk’D (CTC Dance), Earth’s Last Children (Rose Bruford), Virgin (Rose Bruford) and On Hope (Other Palace).
The Phase is produced by Chromatic Creative (formerly MPTheatricals) are a theatre company dedicated to the support and development of LGBTQ+ artists, youth and theatre working in music theatre. Based in the East Midlands & led my Matt Powell (they/she/he), our work provides a platform that queers the norm of theatre making and producing. Previous work includes IS HE MUSICAL (VAULT 2022 programmed, UK and Digital Tour 2022), SNOWFLAKE (Workshop Production at The Lowry), WILF GOES WILD (ACE Funded), SUBWAY (Audio), MAKE ME INFAMOUS (Audio), SNOWFLAKE (OnComm Finalist), QUEERED, MTPRIDE, ON HOPE (with The Other Palace), AMERICAN IDIOT (Derby Theatre) & eight years of youth & community theatre.
Cast & Creative Team Book & Lyrics: Zoe Morris (She/Her)
Music & Additional Lyrics: Meg McGrady (They/Them)
Full company to be announced 2023!