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GUY: A New Musical

by leo & hyde

music-and-opera, theatre

A gay love story for every body

about the production

Guy is a gay millennial looking for love… Guy is fat, nerdy and shy… Guy feels like he doesn’t fit in... But online, you can be anybody. Queer as Folk meets Bridget Jones with a cat-fishing musical twist, leo&hyde’s award-winning GUY is a modern gay love story for everybody. With 16 heart-pounding electronic pop anthems and a witty story about modern dating, get ready for a heartfelt reminder than the only person you need to be is yourself. @guythemusical Tour pack: ★★★★★ Theatre Box ★★★★★ Boyz ★★★★★ Fairy Powered ★★★★1/2 Manchester Theatre Awards ★★★★1/2 Review Hub ★★★★ West End Wilma ★★★★ British Theatre

about the artist

leo&hyde is a multi-award-winning musical theatre company. We use contemporary music to tell stories about modern life, technology and social media. Our stories are aimed at all ages, but particularly resonant with younger audiences who'd like SIX, Dear Evan Hansen and Everbody's Talking About Jamie. Since forming in 2017, we've toured our work nationwide, including The Lowry, Hope Mill Theatre, The Arcola, The Turbine Theatre, Birmingham Old Rep, Keswick's Theatre By The Lake, The King’s Head Theatre and the New Wimbledon Theatre. We can't wait to build relationships with many other theatres around the UK! @leoandhyde

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stage dimensions

width: 6 metres

height: 3 metres

depth: 4 metres

Staging: Ideally 10m (width) x 6m (depth) ideally. Reduced size set for smaller venues: 6m x 4m.

Set: Modular set with integrated LED lighting, outlining the parameters of 7m (width) by 6m (depth) by 3.4m (height).

Lighting: Touring off its own dimmer and splitter rack. ETC Nomad Desk provided. Generic front of house cover with LED set.

Sound: Full range FOH PA is required.We provide our own Behringer X32 rack (roughly 40 x 50 x 50 cm) with 4 radio mic receivers; our soundtrack is on QLAB that is connected to our rack; we require 2 XLR into L-R FOH.

Musical theatre; LGBT; New Writing; Millennial; Teenage

✭✭✭✭ “leo&hyde should be attracting the attention of houses up and down the country… They could be writing for the pop industry, and maybe soon they will... they have the ear of today and speak directly to the heart.”

British Theatre

✭✭✭✭1/2 “Excellent… lean, fast-moving and contemporary”

Manchester Theatre Awards

✭✭✭✭1/2 “[An] irresistible rom-com of the highest order… The acting is first class, the singing is excellent and the songs are very catchy. Hyde’s music [...] seems refreshingly contemporary… Mercer’s lyrics are just as keenly observed and are often very funny... leoe&hyde are a formidable partnership... the show has the potential to be very big indeed”

Reviews Hub

1)Youth theatre workshops: "Body Confidence in Musical Theatre"- This practice-based workshop led by two actors from GUY is about being confident as yourself as an actor, and includes body awareness and physical exercises, and devising a scene from a musical about body insecurity.
2)Creative Workshops (for all ages) - Taking the core theme of body-image, this workshop will use the songs from GUY to encourage participants to reflect on the way they feel in their own bodies, and finding ways to feel positive and comfortable in their own skin. Aimed at participants of all ages and backgrounds.

Show: £1000 + VAT
Workshop: £300 + VAT

GUY has been performed in venues between 60 and 400 seaters. For smaller venues, we're very open to negotiation - our top priority is bringing our show to audiences around the UK!