News

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation: BEAM 2018 Funding Announced

December 4th, 2017

Following an exciting announcement in The Stage last week, MMD and MTN are thrilled to share the news that the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has awarded us a grant of £13,000 towards BEAM2018. This is a hugely exciting development in our joint-venture mission to develop and showcase new musical t...



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Stiles + Drewe Prize 2018 – Applications Open

November 16th, 2017

We are delighted to let you know that applications are now open for the 2018 Stiles + Drewe Prize. This brilliant, and unprecedented opportunity comes in two parts: 1) The MTI Stiles + Drewe Mentorship Award – to provide developmental support to a writer or writing team with a first draft of a...



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Curve Leicester Resident Composer Announced

August 21st, 2017

Mercury Musical Developments, Musical Theatre Network & Curve, Leicester, are delighted to announce that Tasha Taylor Johnson will be The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at Curve, commencing in late 2017. “I’m so thrilled to have been given this amazing opportunity by the Cameron Mackin...



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Next Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer to be hosted by LYRIC HAMMERSMITH

July 26th, 2017

  We are thrilled that the next Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer placement will take place at Lyric, Hammersmith. The placement will begin in Spring 2018. The fee is calculated to cover 6 months of your time. The exact timetable and the projects to be worked on will be agreed in consultati...



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Stiles + Drewe Prize 2017 – Prizewinners

April 21st, 2017

We’re delighted to announce the winners of the Stiles + Drewe Prize 2017, generously supported by MTI. The winners of both the Best New Song Prize and the MTI Mentorship Award were announced at the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year & Stiles + Drew Prize gala final, held ...



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Collaborating Across The Pond: Lori Mannette

April 20th, 2017

“How does it work? What comes first, the music or the lyrics?” is the age old question all of us musical writers hear at least occasionally, if not every time we mention what we do. For those of us – like me – who have long distance partnerships, the question comes even from those familiar [...



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CURVE Leicester to host next Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer

April 7th, 2017

We are thrilled that the next placement will take place at Curve, Leicester. The placement will begin in October 2017. The fee is calculated to cover 6 months of your time. The exact timetable and the projects to be worked on will be agreed in consultation between the selected composer and the ven...



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MMD & MTN announced as PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner

March 9th, 2017

Mercury Musical Developments, in partnership with Musical Theatre Network, is absolutely delighted to announce that we have been selected as one of PRS Foundations’  Talent Development Partners (TDP). We look forward to working with the other TDP organisations to diversify and increase the range...



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I’ve Written A Musical! Now What? – Course Leaders

February 1st, 2017

Elliot Davis Writing Credits: LOSERVILLE (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Garrick, West End). Olivier Nominated for Best New Musical. SOHO CINDERS (co-book with Anthony Drewe) music by Goerge Stiles. PETER PAN (revised book) with Stiles & Drewe, OUT THERE (Riverside Studios, Union), BEST FRIENDS &...



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Royal Shakespeare Company to host next Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Placement

September 21st, 2016

  We are thrilled to announce the next Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer placement will take place at the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Straford upon Avon. The placement will begin in March 2017. The all-inclusive fee is £11,000 and calculated to cover 6 months of your time, and this pa...



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