Luke Saydon | British Youth Music Theatre

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Luke Saydon

Working with organisations including British Youth Musical Theatre, The Old Vic, V&A Museum, Les Enfants Terribles, Museum of London and The British Library, Luke has been the musical director for Chickenshed Theatre Company in Kensington & Chelsea, Some Voices and Wyllyotts Theatre.

  • His musical HUSH premiered at the Malta National Theatre as part of the Valletta European City of Culture in 2018. The production went on to win three Maltese National Arts Awards: Best Production, Best Work for Young Audiences and Best Young Artist Award. His latest work The Naughty Carriage on the Orphan Train was part of BEAM2021 at the Hackney Empire, the UK’s leading showcase of new British musical theatre, now premiering in 2023.
  •  Other writing and composition credits include My Way Home (Royal College of Music, Britten Theatre), Dreams of Freedom (Royal Albert Hall), HARVEY MILK (Zedels, London) , Heart to Heart (Musical Podcast) Polly & Ester (Żigużajg), Dear Future Me (Battersea Arts Centre), The Indispensable Hero (Chelsea Theatre),  The Changing Room (UK National Theatre Connections Festival), Trumpets & Raspberries (Chickenshed),  Tales from the Shed (Old Vic),  V&A Pink Floyd Exhibition (V&A Museum), The Theatre of the Pitied (Malta tour), The Indispensable Hero (The Lyric Theatre), The Story of Stories (The Lyric Theatre), Ernest & The Pale Moon (Malta Society of Arts) and The Three Sunsets (National Theatre of Malta ).
  • Luke is the founder of Saydon Studio a new theatre collective that makes and shares new musical theatre within communities.