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 is an uplifting true story about why and how we overcome the challenges life throws at us.

One of ‘Ten To See!’

Musical Theatre Review’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe Preview

“This is a uniquely candid autobiographical work that merited a special mention from MTR at last year’s Festival.

Having time to develop and bringing in Julia Stubbs as director can only be welcomed as Mark Glentworth has a fine tale to tell.”

Read the full Musical Theatre Review preview article here


Three Weeks Edinburgh Festival Preview Guide

“If you attended Fringe 2021, you might have been lucky enough to catch ‘Seven And A Half Years’, acclaimed musician and composer Mark Glentworth’s autobiographical one man musical. If you didn’t, you’re in luck, because he’s back this year for a full run at theSpace @ Surgeon’s Hall.”

Read the full ThreeWeeks Q&A with Mark here


Mark Glentworth.

Creative Team

Director: Julia Stubbs | Lighting Designer (for London run): 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.

SEVEN and a HALF YEARS 2022 Tour

Jack Studio Theatre, London: 7-12 June

The Garrison, Chelmsford Fringe Festival: 7-14 July

theSPACE at Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe: 5-27 August

Reviews for SEVEN and a HALF YEARS

“Glentworth rises to the challenge of the role magnificently… Directed by Julia Stubbs the result is a moving piece of theatre.” ★★★★ ReviewsGate

“A biographical work like nothing else I have ever seen… 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

Runner-Up ‘Best Musical’ Musical Theatre Review’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 Awards