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SEVEN and a half YEARS

An autobiographical musical – a unique true story by Mark Glentworth

Suitable for Age 14 +

Mark Glentworth brings his award-winning autobiographical musical SEVEN and a half YEARS to the Rotunda Theatre Bubble at the Brighton Fringe.


This is a unique true story told through music of the life of successful musician/composer Mark Glentworth and how he retreated inside his own home from 2010 to 2017. When he emerged, Mark began rebuilding his life by creating this piece of music theatre to share his experience and tell an uplifting story for our times which through its songs, touches on issues including well-being and mental health, loss, grief, love, and rebirth.


At the age of 16, Mark Glentworth was one of the youngest students to study percussion at the Royal Northern College of Music. After graduating he worked as a freelance percussionist in all styles of music. He has worked with Steven Berkoff, Sir John Gielgud, Sir Peter Maxwell Davis’s Fires Of London, The BBC Symphony Orchestra and The London Sinfonietta. His composition work has covered a wide spectrum of music ranging from commercial songwriting through to orchestral composition and opera. Mark is the composer of the world-famous vibraphone solo ‘Blues for Gilbert’ the most performed, recorded and studied solo tuned percussion piece of all time.

REVIEWS


★★★★ Musical Theatre Review “polished performance… Since the short run of this show last year, a part of my memory was still wrapped up in this story… Welcome back to Edinburgh!”


★★★★ ReviewsGate “Glentworth rises to the challenge of the role magnificently… Directed by Julia Stubbs the result is a moving piece of theatre.”


★★★★ Musical Theatre Review “a biographical work like nothing I have ever seen… this show tells his survivor’s story in an expression of hope… There are several very well-crafted songs in the show: songs not only from the heart but touching the heart of the listeners.”


Runner-Up ‘Best Musical’ Musical Theatre Review’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe Awards 2021 “a highly unusual biographical piece of musical theatre that is genuinely touching”

GENRE

Musical

TICKETS: £12/£10

DATES AND TIMES

Sat 20 May @ 4:40pm

Sun 21 May @ 4:40pm

Sat 03 Jun @ 6pm

Sun 04 Jun @ 6pm

RUNNING TIME: 60min

LOCATION

BUBBLE @

The Rotunda Theatre

Regency Square

Brighton

BN1 2FG

CREATIVES

Writer/performer/producer - Mark Glentworth

director/co-producer - Julia Stubbs

Photography - Tim Stubbs Hughes

PRESENTED BY

MMGMUSIC Productions 

and 20 South Street

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