MMD & MTN Silent Auction 2019

September 30th, 2019

We are delighted to announce our Silent Auction for 2019. All money raised will go directly towards our core activities.

We’ve put together a fantastic array of items for you to bid on – from tickets to opening nights, coaching and mentoring sessions to cases of champagne! You might want to bid on these items for yourself or perhaps you want to offer encouragement to an aspiring writer.

Bidding will close at midnight on Sunday 6th October 2019.

Attend a West End Opening Night with critic Mark Shenton

Attend a West End Opening Night with renowned theatre critic Mark Shenton! Get the best seats in the house – and the best company in the house – if you bid for this incredible night out. Note: The show (musical, play or opera, depending on bidder preference) and date is to be agreed directly with Mark.
Donated by Mark Shenton
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4 tickets, champagne & backstage tour for the acclaimed revival of The King & I UK Tour.

Receive 4 tickets to a performance of The King & I UK Tour (venue/date of your choice to be agreed with the venue and subject to availability from list provided), a complimentary glass of champagne per guest and an exclusive backstage tour.
Donated by Joanne Benjamin, Producer
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6 bottles of premium Champagne!

One generous MMD Board member is offering you the chance to bid on a case of 6 bottles of prestigious Moutard Champagne; a perfect pre-Christmas treat! Bid on these delicious, delectable and decadent bottles of champagne. Buy them for a friend, or better yet, for yourself!
Donated by John Cohen, MMD Board
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A pair of tickets to see Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre, London

Make it a magical Christmas with this spectacular brand-new production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. Experience this “terrific dose of pure escapism” (The Times) as this feel-good family musical lights up the Dominion for a strictly limited season from November 2019.
Donated by Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director Curve Leicester
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Spend a year receiving one-on-one dramaturgy with US-based MMD Board Member John Sparks.

John will spend 2 hours per month for 12 months working one on one with one lucky writer or writing team working on a single project. The successful bidder can choose the start date, then schedule regular meetings, sending material via email and sharing services such as Dropbox 48 hours prior to each meeting.
Donated by John Sparks, MMD Board
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Industry mentoring or dramaturgical feedback (2 sessions) from James Hadley, Executive Director of MTN

A bespoke package of two sessions of either industry-related, creative/career development, advice/mentoring and introductions or dramaturgical advice on a current project from MTN’s Executive Director.
Donated by James Hadley
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A producer mentoring session with Katy Lipson, Aria Entertainment

Katy Lipson is the company director and producer of Aria Entertainment which she set up in 2012. Katy has produced over 60 shows and has a huge interest in musical theatre revivals and new musicals. She is the producing artistic director of Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester, she won the Off West End award for Best Producer and was named in the prestigious THE STAGE 100 in both 2018 and 2019.
Donated by Katy Lipson, Producer
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Theatre Peckham – 2 days free rehearsal space

Bid for two full days’ use of one of the two rehearsal studios at Peckham Theatre from 9.00am until 5.00pm (subject to availability). Theatre Peckham; a Learning Theatre, where inspirational artists meet aspirational young people. Home to world class creative learning and performance, with and by young people from the diverse communities of South London.
Donated by Suzann McLean, Artistic Director Peckham Theatre
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A week’s writing retreat for a female identifying writer with Hoskings Houses Trust & mentorship with MMD Board Member, Teresa Howard


From The Hosking Houses Trust: ‘A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.’
Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own Penguin Classics 1928. We would add to this…‘if she is to write anything’. For, while the circumstances of women have changed dramatically since 1928, it is still often the case that women are unequal in gender opportunity. We have therefore given bricks, mortar and a credited bank account to this ideal and that ‘room’ is a tiny cottage, Church Cottage, in the village of Clifford Chambers near Stratford-upon-Avon.
Please note: The Hosking Houses Trust exists to support the work of female writers. To this end only writers who identify as women will be eligible to bid.
Donated by the Hoskings Houses Trust & Teresa Howard, MMD Board
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Pre-show drinks with Stiles + Drewe and two tickets to Mary Poppins in the West End

A practically perfect experience! Get bidding for the chance to have pre-show drinks with Olivier-Award winning song writers George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, part of the creative team behind the international smash-hit stage production of Mary Poppins. You’ll then have two top price seats to enjoy the show.
Donated by George Stiles & Anthony Drewe
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Please note: We reserve the right to withhold the sale of any auction prize which does not meet a minimum reserve.