By joining Mercury Musical Developments you automatically become part of a vibrant and ever growing community of writers and artists across the UK and internationally. Please look around our website to find out more about the work we do and how MMD membership will benefit you.
Our members have access to a range of showcasing and development initiatives to help further their craft and their careers as bookwriters, lyricists and composers. We offer workshops, masterclasses, seminars and writer groups designed to support those who are new to the genre, emerging talents or seasoned professionals. We actively seek out commissions, build professional networks and are ambassadors on behalf of all our members. At MMD our aim is to support and represent the writers who are shaping the future of British musical theatre.
To help you decide which membership option is the right one for you, please see the chart below. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but a guide to help you choose the right membership journey for you.
There are so many benefits to becoming a member of MMD. Below are a few highlights:
- Workshops and training throughout the year.
- Lionel Bart Memorial Masterclasses (quarterly)
- Advanced Lab, MMD’s professional musical theatre development laboratory.
- Nuts & Bolts session with a leading musical theatre practitioner
- Come along to our MMD Writers Open Mic Night
- Reading & Advice Service
- Q&A’s with musical theatre luminaries
- The Stiles + Drewe Prize – and the Best New Song Prize
- Apply for BEAM – Our bi-annual showcase event for contemporary British musical theatre
- Let us help you find your next collaborator
- Apply for the Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Scheme
- Let us help you find a musical theatre BUDDY
- Join our pro-active social media groups
- Promote your musical to our wide musical theatre community and networks
- Engage with fellow members at regular events
- Access our occasional West End ticketing offers and talk back sessions
- Participate in our “Spotlight” initiative
- Receive weekly communications relating to new musicals in the UK
- Attend our MMD Drop In service
- Meet members from Musical Theatre Network at joint events that we host.
If you have any questions regarding MMD membership, please contact Rosie Archer, Membership & Communications Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 020 7395 5461.