Experience a brand-new staging of RENT & New Musical Theatre in an evening like no other…


Following their critically acclaimed American Idiot and years of theatrical experiences in Derby with Creatio, MTExperiments present uprising: a musical theatre revolution. In a one of a kind evening of theatre a first of a kind evening where new British Musicals will be previewed prior to our feature presentation of a reframed, iconic & contemporary masterpiece.

The Evening commences with a series of new productions showcased in a Thirty Minute preview! Hosted on the Main Stage at Derby Theatre, these semi-staged performances allowing you to see a new work at it's genesis & provides a unique opportunity for UK Musical Theatre artists!

Following this, we present our Feature Presentation: a reframing of Jonathan Larson’s iconic legacy: RENT. Performed by a stunning community company, this pop cultural phenomenon exploring love, finding your voice & living for today is reframed to a contemporary, socio-political environment. Our staging ignites a new energy exploring the strength of community through tragedy in this iconic tale of love and survival.


Alongside the Main Stage activity, we’ll be showcasing a variety of British Musical Theatre Artists works across the week & building up to uprising! Derby Theatre's Bar will be transformed into The Life Café where a variety of works will be showcased. From short films to live performances, installations to discussions, the space will celebrate the diverse range of musical theatre on offer. Expect news of Launch Events, Events, Workshops & our HUGE finale event on 11th July & more exciting moments as we strike up our Musical Theatre Revolution! 

uprising is here to experiment, reframe and celebrate musical theatre. If you love the art form & want to support it's growth, join us & #RiseUp.

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A Bar like no other

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It's gonna be a night

you'll never forget


Date TBC


11th July







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