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Charlie Hartill Award

Finalist 2024


a new musical by Packham & Kealy

Presented at BEAM2023

On July 11th, FLITCH the musical will be performed at the Flitch Trials festival itself. Join us at Foakes Hall for a work in progress concert performance of FLITCH!

Since 1104, Great Dunmow has hosted the Flitch Trials, an otherwise lost tradition. In the trials, married couples convince a mock court that they haven’t argued for one year and one day. Upon satisfying the jury, they win a flitch of bacon.


In this world where pop-meets-medieval and Kurt Weill meets Lily Allen, we’ll give couples permission to argue, provincial traditions permission to evolve, and communities the opportunity to celebrate their absurd histories.


FLITCH was presented some work at Into the Works with Music Box Theatre on the 11th and 12th February. Check it out HERE.

FLITCH was selected as one of 29 shows (out of 265 pitched) to be showcased at BEAM2023 (the largest musical theatre conference in the UK).

FLITCH was selected as part of the shortlist for the Charlie Hartill Awards 2024. See more here.

FLITCH was workshopped at Leeds Conservatoire in February 2024.

FLITCH was selected for a masterclass with Claude-Michel Schonberg (Les Miserables, Miss Saigon) in 2024.

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