SSSSPOTY & Stiles + Drewe Prize 2019 at Theatre Royal Haymarket
January 25th, 2019
Mercury Musical Developments and The Stephen Sondheim Society presents the 13th annual STEPHEN SONDHEIM SOCIETY STUDENT PERFORMER OF THE YEAR competition and STILES + DREWE PRIZE. This annual competition sees 12 of the UK’s finest students of musical theatre compete for a £1,000 prize by singing ...
Applications EXTENDED: BOOK Music & Lyrics – 2019 Librettist & First Year Composer/Lyricist Workshops
January 23rd, 2019
Applications EXTENDED for MMD Members for 1 week BOOK Music & Lyrics is now accepting applications for its 2019 Librettist & First Year Composer/Lyricist workshops. Apply before 1st February 2019 at http://www.bookmusicandlyrics.com/apply or email email@example.com for application...
AGM 2018 – Executive Director’s Report
January 4th, 2019
By Victoria Saxton As Francis has said, it’s been an incredible year – and I just want to add how much I admire each and every single member of MMD. I am in awe of every single person who pitched for BEAM – sharing new work with your own collaborator can be nerve wracking enough, […]...
AGM 2018 – Chair’s Report
January 4th, 2019
By Francis Matthews A few years ago, members of the MMD board set out to write a mission statement. What in a few neat words was Mercury all about? Where – as Stephen Fry might have said – did it place its dainty foot on the ascent of creative heights? There was much discussion, and […]...
Christmas 2018 Musical Theatre Quiz
December 17th, 2018
For those of you who were unable to join us for the Christmas 2018 Musical Theatre Quiz last week, we wanted to share a (slightly) abridged version of the quiz with you here so you can have some seasonal fun with some challenging musical theatre questions! Huge thanks to Bert Fink and Mark Shenton f...
Dundee Rep Resident Composer Announced
October 23rd, 2018
Mercury Musical Developments, Musical Theatre Network & Dundee Rep Theatre are delighted to announce that Cassie Kinoshi will be The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at Dundee Rep Theatre, commencing January 2019. “It is a privilege to have been chosen as the next Cameron Mackintosh Reside...
MMD & MTN launch BEAM Follow-Spot Programme
September 19th, 2018
MMD and MTN are delighted to announce that they have again been awarded status as a PRS Talent Development Partner. With the award funds they have launched a regional professional career and craft development programme taking place in Scotland and Manchester for emerging musical theatre writers. MMD...
Stiles + Drewe Prize 2018 – Winners Announced
May 4th, 2018
We are absolutely delighted to announce the winners of the Stiles + Drewe Prize 2018. They are: MTI Stiles + Drewe Mentorship Award 2018 THE SEASON by Jim Barne & Kit Buchan Jim Barne is a composer and pop producer. He won the London Chamber Orchestra’s young composer prize, and was the runner...
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 [...
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...