Lewis Cornay | British Youth Music Theatre

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Lewis Cornay

After graduating with a first class honours degree from The Guildford School of Acting in 2017, Lewis has worked continuously as both an actor and writer. His debut play ‘Daddy Issues’ received its debut last year at Seven Dials Playhouse to critical acclaim. Before this his one-man show ‘The Curious Case of Lewis Cornay’ was premiered at The Other Palace. His musical, ‘Snowflake’, was workshopped at the Lowry Theatre as part of the ReWrites Festival. It was nominated for an Offie Award for Innovation and a song from the show was selected as a finalist for the Stiles and Drewe Best Song New Prize. Lewis is also alumni of the prestigious Soho Writers Lab and has hosted various concerts of his own work at venues such as The Union Theatre and Crazy Coqs. Last year Lewis was awarded the New Musical Theatre Award, giving him a commission to write this brand new musical for British Youth Music Theatre. As a proud queer writer, his key aim is to dissect the truth and unravel the stories we tell ourselves, with a smattering of dark comedy.