October 10th, 2017

BML OPEN ‘TASTER’ SESSIONS BOOK Music & Lyrics, the UK’s only ongoing professional development programme for emerging musical theatre librettists, composers and lyricists, ( will be holding free ‘taster’ sessions for potential new participants early next mont...

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Ben Glasstone’s Blog – Stiles & Drewe 2017 Mentorship Award Winner

August 30th, 2017

2017 Stiles and Drewe Mentorship Award winner, Ben Glasstone has been writing a blog about his and collaborator Susie Kleeman’s writing retreat with George Stiles and Anthony Drewe at Ants’s home in France. Read all about Ben’s experiences, the progress so far and look out for futu...

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Curve Leicester Resident Composer Announced

August 21st, 2017

Mercury Musical Developments, Musical Theatre Network & Curve, Leicester, are delighted to announce that Tasha Taylor Johnson will be The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at Curve, commencing in late 2017. “I’m so thrilled to have been given this amazing opportunity by the Cameron Mackin...

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BEAM2018 Applications Now Open

August 9th, 2017

We are delighted to announce that applications are now open for a place at one of our forthcoming BEAM Pitching Days to pitch your musical theatre idea for inclusion in BEAM2018. The BEAM Pitching Days take place at venues across the UK from 30th September until 27th November 2017 and the BEAM201...

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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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MMD & MTN Summer Social

July 12th, 2017

We’re delighted to announce our first Members’ Summer Social which will take place at LYRIC Hammersmith in September. Full details and a link to book tickets are below. See you there!...

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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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