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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...



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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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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 ...



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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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Tuesday 28th March 2017 UK Musical Theatre Industry Conference

February 1st, 2017

Mercury Musical Developments and Musical Theatre Network are pleased to announce their next industry conference will be at the Lyric Hammersmith on Tuesday 28th March 2017, 10-5pm. ‘High Flying, Adored ?’– Redefining success in new musical theatre in the UK This will be a conference with a dif...



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BOOK Music & Lyrics 2017 Applications Open

January 12th, 2017

BOOK Music & Lyrics (BML) in now accepting applications for its 2017 Librettists Group and it’s First Year Composer/ Lyricist Group for emerging musical theatre writer professional development, to begin at the end of February 2017. Each group will meet for 30 sessions during the year. Plea...



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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...



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AGM 2016 – Executive Director’s Report

December 8th, 2016

By Victoria Saxton Fundamentally, MMD exists as a showcase and development agency. We are your champions and advocates to the industry, we are your personal cheerleaders in that we want to support and enable you to write your best musical and achieve your personal writing goals. I like to say that M...



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