New music theatre
NEW MUSIC THEATRE
Creativity is at the heart of our work and we receive support from Arts Council England as a strategic arts organisation to develop new music theatre. Each year we create at least eight brand new full-scale productions across the UK and Ireland with over 300 young people - the BYMT Company.
We pride ourselves on working with some of the most exciting and respected theatre practitioners in the industry, drawing on a wealth of experience from commercial West End theatre, the National Theatre, the RSC, regional repertory, experimental and fringe theatre. Our young people are heavily involved in the creative process and we define 'music theatre' incredibly widely allowing us to explore everything from chamber opera to dubstep, pop/rock to folk, from Greek myth to contemporary politics, from physical theatre to actor-musicianship.
Our shows feature a wide range of genres from Pop to Folk, Classical to Rock showcasing New Music Theatre writing at its best and most diverse. Since 2003 we have commissioned more than 80 works from a wide range of British Composers and Writers.