Once upon a time, Wilfred and their exclusive clique of ‘unconventional’ friends could often be found absorbed in a whirlwind of fabulously indulgent evenings across London’s West End – but now, they are trapped in present day London, unwilling to move on from past mistakes, and quite literally trapped outside of Heaven (in Charing Cross, that is).
As they take a rather theatrical wander through their memories one last time accompanied by an eccentric old mentor, they reflect on their extraordinary experiences of navigating the 1930s queer scene in London and beyond, and the people, places and stories that once made them who they are.
THE UNCONVENTIONALS is an intimate, joyous musical comedy inspired by the true stories of the queer friends who loved, lived and partied across 1930s London.
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, 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.
Jude Taylor (he/him) is a composer, lyricist and writer from Leicestershire. His first full length musical Steep Themselves in Night premiered at The Other Palace in London during October 2018 and was followed by Make Me Infamous, a musical theatre radio production released online in November 2020.
His most recent work, Is He Musical?, a musical comedy inspired by real stories of LGBTQ+ people in 1930s London, received its first full production in February 2022, touring to Curve, The Other Palace and digitally. Since 2021, Jude has been a Resident Creative at Curve in Leicester.
Press & Reviews
"A joyous production with two standout performances, Is He Musical? is a promising and timely new musical which is deserved of a bright future." - From Page to Stage
"The entire musical was exquisitely written, both musically and theatrically," - Theatre and Other Things LDN
Cast & Creative Team Writer: Jude Taylor
Director: Matt Powell
Full company announced January!