We're here! We're queer! We spread musical cheer!
Wanna see an S&N masterpiece?
COME AND SEE OUR FIRST WORK-IN-PROGRESS PERFORMANCES IN LONDON'S WATERLOO!
I don't think many of us can say we've ever enjoyed a trip to a public bathroom... but after a night at Public The Musical, prepare to eat those words!
Watch the story unfold in real-time and laugh your way through, as 4 very different strangers navigate getting stuck together in a gender-neutral public toilet.
Try not to let a bit of wee come out!
The Guardian says "No comment. We haven't seen it."
The Financial Times says "I don't see how this is relevant?"
The Stage says (in their website tag line) "Fighting for the future of theatre since 1880." We like to think they were thinking of us...
In October 2022, we held our first one-week workshop at Arts Depot, North Finchley as part of their artists residency programme.
We're incredibly grateful this project has been supported by The Help Musicians Fusion Fund.
So who the Dickens are Stroud & Notes?
Stroud and Notes is an original musical company conceived by queer singer-songwriter and ideas person, Kyla Stroud (they/she.) Kyla dreams of building a network of kind, talented and diverse people, who can create meaningful and fun work together. They want to spread positivity and important conversations through stories and great music.
They believe the best work comes from jamming with people, helping each other learn, up-skill and succeed. Together, Stroud & Notes prioritise mental well-being, collaboration, and championing diverse and brilliant voices.
The team are forever changing, as they work on a project-by-project basis but currently the 'Notes' in action include Theatre Maker, Hannah Sands (they/she), Writer, Movement Director & Theatre Maker, Natalie Stroud (she/her) and Musical Director, Olivia Zacharia (she/her.)
Excited to throw their creativity, kindness and love into projects of passion, fun and laughter, the team are ready to take on the musical theatre world in full force! Thank you for stopping by and we look forward to meeting you and having a natter at a future show!
What S&N believe
We believe in the power of imagination, diversity and collaboration. We love to take new ideas on a journey alongside a collection of wonderful people, especially unheard voices.
We are a queer focused company and whilst some of our characters embody the gender binary, our casting process and characters will always be inclusive. We will both welcome and encourage applications from anyone who feels they are right for a role. We want to create with talented, diverse and, most importantly, kind people.
We believe the catalyst for a new, diverse and equal world of theatre is in the stories we create, as well as the people who tell them.
We are always on the look out for lovely people to join us on our creative journey...credits or no credits, theatre school or no theatre school, teeth or no teeth! As fellow underdogs and newbies on the block, we know the proof is in the pudding, so drop us a line if you want to collaborate with us on a current or future project.