Far From Heaven

The blue silhouette of a young woman wearing a knee-length dress and with her hood up sits on a white background. To the right of the image are the words 'Far From Heaven' in blue, which she is walking towards. Red autumn leaves float down around her from the top of the image.

Book: Richard Greenberg

Music: Scott Frankel

Lyrics: Michael Korie

Based on the Focus Features/Vulcan Productions motion picture written and directed by Todd Haynes

Director: Matthew White


Cathy Whitaker seems to be the picture-perfect wife and mother in 1957 suburban Connecticut. But roiling beneath the surface, secret longings and forbidden desires cause her world to unravel, with incendiary consequences.

With a lush score that is both jazz-inflected and hauntingly lyrical, Far From Heaven is a powerful story of romance, betrayal, and intolerance, as a woman grapples with her identity in a society on the verge of upheaval.


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.



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