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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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Spotlight: Adam Gwon

April 19th, 2017

How long have you been a member of MMD? Since I gave a talk with Adam Lenson last spring. How and when did you start writing for Musical Theatre? I had played piano and been involved in theater on parallel tracks as a kid, and when I got to university (where I studied as a […]...



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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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Royal Shakspeare Company Resident Composer Announced

February 20th, 2017

Mercury Musical Developments, Musical Theatre Network & the Royal Shakespeare Company are delighted to announce that Sarah Llewellyn will be The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at the Royal Shakespeare Company, commencing March 2017. “I’m inspired by such a wonderful opportunity to work...



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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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Spotlight: Sarah-Louise Young & Michael Roulston

December 14th, 2016

How long have you been a member of MMD? SLY: We joined earlier this year around the time of BEAM and have already got so much from our membership. We were fortunate enough to be selected for the Claude-Michel Schonberg masterclasses and present some of our work in a Scenic Route cabaret. What are yo...



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