The Turbine Theatre 2020 spring season has been announced.

It includes the Edinburgh Festival transfer of Amy Booth-Steel’s #HonestAmy – Directed by Kathy Burke, The Barn Theatre production of The Importance of Being Earnest and the previously announced MTFest UK.


Opening the season will be Burlesque’d Live! Ashley Luke Lloyd will direct and choreograph a group of West End showgirls including Kelsey Beth Crossley (Emmerdale) and Charlotte Gooch (Top Hat). It will run on three evenings from 30th January – 1st February 2020.

Actor Alexis Gregory will be bringing his one-person show Riot Act back to London. The show explores the LGBT rights movement over 60 years of queer history. Directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair, Riot Act will run on 16th February 2020.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Barn Theatre will bring its production of The Importance of Being Earnest to The Turbine Theatre. This production reimagines the classic Oscar Wilde play with two men playing every single character and marks The Barn’s London debut. It will play from 18th – 29th February 2020.

Original play Warped Sacrifice, a show that takes place in a dystopian city where everything is dictated by money and everyone is obsessed with perfection. It will play at the venue on 31st March 2020.


Guy, a new musical that looks at the prejudices within the gay community from leoe&hyde, the creators of The Marriage of Kim K, will play in Battersea from 4th – 7th March.

Identity is a new show from CTC Company that examines society’s negative perceptions on an individual persona. The 50-minute production will run from 10th – 14th March 2020.

Other shows include the Westminster Cathedral Choir School’s new musical version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.


The season also plays host to the previously announced return of Paul Taylor-Mills’ MTFestUK, a celebration of new musical theatre from around the world, the festival’s full line-up and cast will be announced in January. MTFestUK runs at the theatre from 3rd – 15th February 2020.


#HonestAmy, a ukulele comedy, written and performed by Amy Booth-Steel and directed by Kathy Burke.

Remember when I got cancer and had a breakdown in Tesco’s? Then literally went mental and posted some songs on Twitter?

When anxiety was at full capacity level, my mum bought me a ukulele and it has saved my life. I wrote some songs and randomly posted them online. Shit. Got. Real! Before I knew it there were millions of hits. I have no idea how it has all happened but people just seemed to relate to my random bedroom tales!

This is a common story about common people.

#HonestAmy closes the season, running from 24th March – Saturday 11 April 2020.

The Turbine Theatre has also announced a partnership with Industry Minds who will be running a variety of seminars and events at the theatre throughout the year. The seminars will run monthly at the theatre in order to provide more help and support for those in the arts, including creatives, students and families. The Industry Minds Awards will run at the venue in September 2020, along with Artist Showcases and Live Podcast events throughout the year.

Artistic director Paul Taylor-Mills commented: “I’m delighted that our spring 2020 season is a celebration of new and emerging talent. This is one of the most important strands of our vision and integral part of the future of The Turbine and indeed the theatre landscape in London and beyond.

“We’ve got an eclectic line up which includes the award winning #HonestAmy which celebrated a sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year, directed by Kathy Burke. Alongside this, we’ve carefully curated a programme which features a number of visiting companies including contemporary dance, burlesque and a new production of The Importance of Being Earnest from the powerhouse that is The Barn Theatre.

“A special Merry Christmas and thanks must be extended to everyone that has supported us over the past few months. It’s been an incredible first couple of months and we couldn’t have done it without your support.”

Some fabulous shows announced.

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