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BEAM2018 Line-Up Announced

December 21st, 2017

We are thrilled to announce the line-up for our BEAM2018 Showcase in March 2018 at Theatre Royal Stratford East. 300 writing teams pitched their work in 15 pitching days at 13 venues across the UK of which 58 teams/projects were selected to participate in BEAM2018. We took into account a range of fa...



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Lyric Hammersmith Resident Composer Announced

December 13th, 2017

Musical Theatre Network, Mercury Musical Developments and Lyric Hammersmith are delighted to announce that Kate Marlais will be The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at the Lyric Hammersmith commencing March 2018. “Being selected as the next Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer is an invaluable...



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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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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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