AN AWARD-WINNING musical described as Queer as Folk meets Bridget Jones is winging its way to the Tyne Valley.

Guy: A New Musical picked up awards for the best show at the 2018 Birminghamfest and the best new writing at the Buxton Fringe of the same year.

And it is heading to Hexham’s Queen’s Hall to spread its appeal to rural Northumberland.

The story follows the actions of a man known as Guy, known for being unlucky in love and described by scriptwriters as being ‘fat, gay and nerdy’.

Desperate to find a partner, he enters the world of online dating, but uses a fake alias.

But it is not just any personality he adopts – he pretends to be his own best friend.

Big secrets and twists and turns follow, resulting in the production being so highly thought of by experts in the industry.

A spokesman for musical theatre company, Leo & Hyde, which produces the show said: “Queer as Folk meets Bridget Jones with a catfishing musical twist, Leo & Hyde’s award-winning Guy gives you 12 heart-pounding electronic pop anthems and witty, heartfelt story about modern dating through a diverse cross-section of gay men.

“You’ll laugh-cry, sad-cry, face-palm and heart-eyes at this rom-com about body image, prejudice, and mental health.

“Guy is a reminder that the only person you should be is yourself.”

Guy: A New Musical will be performed on Monday, February 3 at 7.30pm.