The Turbine Theatre presents

MTFest UK 2021: The Man in
the Ceiling

Mon 14 - Sun 20 Jun 2021



Part of the MTFest UK Digital Tour 2021

12 year-old Jimmy Jibbett would rather be a successful cartoonist than be in 7th grade. His father disapproves. His mother is busy. His uncle tries to understand but is too wrapped up trying to write a love song for his next flop musical. Where can Jimmy turn for inspiration and hope? Maybe The Man in the Ceiling can lead him to his true destiny… if only Jimmy would look up!

A collaboration between Jules Feiffer, the Pulitzer-Prize-winning cartoonist and celebrated author, and Tony-nominated composer-lyricist Andrew Lippa, The Man in the Ceiling is an uplifting tale about following your creative passion against all odds.


Matthew Croke (Aladdin/Hair) – Father
Jazz Jenkins (Live – A Viral Short Film) – Lisi
Obioma Ugoala (Hamilton) – Older Jimmy
Sharon Rose (Hamilton/Motown The Musical) – Mother
Trevor Dion Nicholas (Disney’s Aladdin/Dreamgirls) – Uncle Lester
Vilberg Andri Palsson – Charley Beemer
Alex Austin (Cinderella) – Jimmy Jobbert

The streaming and ticketing for this online event is being managed by Ticket Co, on behalf of The Turbine Theatre.

After booking a ticket, you will be sent a link to watch the show online. This link will come in an email and by text. Please note that the links are unique to each booker and can only be used on one device; they cannot be shared.

The streams can be watched on a computer, laptop, tablet or phone. Ticket Co also has Google and Apple TV plugins, meaning that you can also watch the show on your TV. For more details on how to do this, please click here.

MTFestUK is a yearly festival that promotes the best in new musical theatre. The 2 week long festival allows 8 new and emerging pieces of musical theatre to be presented in a workshop setting in front of a live audience. The presentations therefore are by no means complete and actors will use scripts, limited props etc. This is a deliberate choice to allow the writing team the opportunity to work on the material before projects move into full production.



Credits & Acknowledgments

Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Book by Jules Feiffer

Director Annabel Mutale Reed
Musical Director Richard Beadle

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