written and performed by Mark Glentworth

Why would a man disappear inside his own home for seven and a half years, just when he has the most to share?

Mark Glentworth’s SEVEN and a HALF YEARS is a unique biographical musical about a successful musician and composer who suddenly and rapidly suffers a career stopping crisis that spirals out of control.

A show of our times, this new musical explores well-being and mental health, grief, love, and rebirth. It’s an uplifting story about why and how we overcome the challenges life throws at us.


Mark Glentworth.

Creative Team

Director: Julia Stubbs | Lighting Designer: Jonny Danciger | Production Manager: Marcus Glentworth | Photographer: Tim Stubbs Hughes.

Mark Glentworth.

At the age of 16 Mark was one of the youngest students to study percussion at the Royal Northern College of Music. After graduating he worked in London as a freelance percussionist in all styles of music. His composition work has covered a very wide spectrum of music ranging from commercial songwriting to orchestral composition and opera. Mark has worked with Steven Berkoff, Sir John Gielgud, Sir Peter Maxwell Davis’s Fires of London, The BBC Symphony Orchestra and The London Sinfonietta.

Reviews for SEVEN and a HALF YEARS

“… 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.” ★★★★ Musical Theatre Review