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HILMI JAIDIN. Everyone needs to know that name. He is one of the bright lights in the future of UK musical theatre.


Hilmi Jaidin is originally from Southeast Asia and his songs have been performed at the Garrick Theatre, Southwark Playhouse and the Union Theatre. He provided additional lyrics for the RSC’s My Neighbour Totoro at the Barbican. He was a Stiles and Drewe Best New Song Prize Finalist in 2021 and he is in the Book, Music & Lyrics Advanced Group. He is also one of the writers featured on New UK Musicals.

Hilmi has had two shows produced by ALP musicals - Shift+Alt+Right, a digital musical about tactics used by the alt-right to radicalise angry young men online, and Cruel, Inhuman & Degrading, which is about censorship in Southeast Asia with songs in the style of ‘90s MTV artists. Both cast recordings are available on all streaming platforms.

He is also the co-founder of the Musical Writing subreddit, an open access forum where new musical theatre writers can develop their craft.



An original live digital musical, produced in October 2020 by ALP Musicals.

When his life falls apart, Jay takes refuge in an online role-playing game. But when he meets another player on an ideological mission, he realises that he’s holding on to something more powerful than he ever knew...

The Shift+Alt+Right cast recording is available on all major streaming platforms.

Listen to it on Spotify here.



A work-in-progress stage musical.

As Brexit looms and forces his hand, H travels home to Southeast Asia and decides to figure out who he and his family truly are...



A digital musical to be staged by ALPMusicals.

Charlotte is a regional manager at Burgerkind, a national fast food chain that is going through a couple of PR disasters...




No One Will Love You (Like I Do) (NEWSFEED, ALP Musicals)

Leaving Hope, Missouri (on hope, MPTheatricals)

To The Stag Dance (QUEERME, MPTheatricals)


SIGNAL 9, ALP Musicals

SIGNAL ONLINE 3, 6 and 8, ALP Musicals

'New Year, New Songs, New Writers', Sit In The Stalls

'An Evening With Emerging Writers', Red Piano Productions

Tin Pan Alley 2



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