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Stiles + Drewe Prize 2016 – Prizewinners

May 16th, 2016

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments have announced the winners of the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize. The winners were revealed at the tenth anniversary West End Gala held at the Novello Theatre which was hosted by...



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Dougal Irvine: Resident Composer, Royal & Derngate 2012

August 14th, 2015

Dougal Irvine reflects on his time as the Resident Composer at the Royal & Derngate Theatre, Northampton. For any composers considering applying for future residencies this is essential reading. As you will see below the residency had a profound impact on Dougal’s career. In fact, before ...



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Blog: MMD Masterclass with Claude-Michel Schönberg – by Kitty McDonald

April 15th, 2015

On 8th June 2015, eight MMD writing teams got to spend the day sharing their work, learning, talking, getting advice and feedback from Claude-Michel Schönberg. “It was a truly inspirational day” for all involved and we wanted to give you all a taster of what it felt like to be in the room. So, ...



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Samuel Adamson: 2015 Conference Address – Never Let People Tell You What A Musical Is

April 13th, 2015

Samuel Adamson originally delivered this text as a speech at the Mercury Mercury Musical Developments and Musical Theatre Networks annual joint conference which took place at the Arcola Theatre, London on Thursday 12th March 2015. Samuel Adamson’s recent work includes Uncle Vanya at West Yorkshi...



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