SSSSPOTY & Stiles + Drewe Prize 2019 at Theatre Royal Haymarket

January 25th, 2019

Mercury Musical Developments and The Stephen Sondheim Society presents the 13th annual STEPHEN SONDHEIM SOCIETY STUDENT PERFORMER OF THE YEAR competition and STILES + DREWE PRIZE.

This annual competition sees 12 of the UK’s finest students of musical theatre compete for a £1,000 prize by singing a Sondheim song of their choice. Also up for grabs is the £1,000 Best New Song Prize, awarded by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe to the creators of an original piece of musical theatre, written by a member of Mercury Musical Developments.

Heading up the panel of judges is writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson and directing the afternoon’s entertainment is Chris Hocking (Principal at Arts Educational).

Expect a celebrity host and a glittering line-up of judges: previous guests have included Imelda Staunton, Janie Dee, Giles Terera, Julian Ovenden, Elaine Paige and Jenna Russell.
It’s a wonderful afternoon of Sondheim classics and new musical theatre writing, performed by the UK’s best young talent – an event not to be missed!

In aid of The Stephen Sondheim Society (Charity #1142092) and Mercury Musical Developments (#1045606)

Presented in association with Fane Productions as part of the ‘Sunday Encounters at the Haymarket’ season.

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Stiles + Drewe Best New Song submissions are now open, so if you’re an MMD member and would like a chance to hear one of your songs performed in the final at Theatre Royal Haymarket apply now! Full details and a link to the application form are HERE. The deadline for applications is 4pm on Wednesday 20th February 2019. Good luck!