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 [&h...
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 […]...
Next Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer to be hosted by CURVE Leicester
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...
Job Opportunity: MMD & MTN Membership & Communications Manager
April 4th, 2017
A vacancy has arisen at Mercury Musical Developments & Musical Theatre Network for a Membership & Communications Manager. Our organisations are funded as a consortium as part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio – effectively working as a joint venture. We share an office ...
Stiles + Drewe Mentorship Award 2017 – Finalists Announced
March 17th, 2017
We’re thrilled to be able to announce the finalists for the 2017 Stiles + Drewe Mentorship Award, generously supported by MTI. Following the launch of the Mentorship Award in 2016, MMD and board members George Stiles and Anthony Drewe were once again delighted with the number of submissions and st...
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...
Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer – Royal Shakspeare Company 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. (Photograph: Leah Llewellyn) “I’m inspired by such a ...
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 &...