Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composers & Writers
Since 2011, Mercury Musical Developments and Musical Theatre Network have been awarded funding from the Cameron Mackintosh Foundation to support resident composer and writing team placements across the UK, as part of the Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Scheme.
Through this scheme emerging professional musical theatre composers and writing teams are paired with a venue, and given the opportunity to be involved in a range of work which could include underscoring plays, setting text to music or working on development of their own musical theatre material. Host venues have included BYMT, The Lowry & Hope Mill Theatre, Dundee Rep, Lyric Hammersmith, Curve Leicester, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Leeds Playhouse and New Wolsey, Ipswich and Mercury Theatre, Colchester.
The most recent Cameron Mackintosh Resident Writing Team were Amir Schoenfeld and Caitlyn Burt hosted by Theatr Clwyd, Mold.
THE NEXT RESIDENT COMPOSER PLACEMENT
Mercury Musical Developments (MMD) and Musical Theatre Network (MTN) have been awarded funding from the Cameron Mackintosh Foundation to support five placements as part of The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Scheme over 2023-2025. Today we are delighted to announce the next placement is for a resident composer and will be hosted by Octagon Theatre, Bolton in autumn 2023.
PAST CAMERON MACKINTOSH RESIDENT COMPOSERS & WRITERS
Resident Composer Blogs: Resident composers, Becky Applin and Dougal Irvine reflected on their experiences following the completion of their respective placements. For any composers considering applying for future residencies this is essential reading. As you will see, the residencies have had a profound impact on both Becky and Dougal’s careers.
“Through the Resident Composer Scheme I have worked on an amazing variety of shows and platforms. Meeting and working with lots of different directors and creatives has been incredibly valuable and I hope has been the start of collaborations that will carry on into the future”.
Rebecca Applin, Mercury Colchester & New Wolsey Ipswich
“I owe a huge amount to the Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Scheme. It pretty much kept me in the business”.
Dougal Irvine, Royal & Derngate, Northampton