MMD launches initiatives supporting Female Writers
December 8th, 2022
Research shows gender imbalance in writers of British musical theatre. Mercury Musical Developments launches new initiatives to support female musical theatre writers. New research into the gender balance of composers, lyricists and playwrights in UK theatre has found that there remains a larg...
MTI Stiles + Drewe Mentorship Award 2023 Applications Open
December 8th, 2022
Generously supported by Musical Theatre International (Europe), the Mentorship Award is presented biennially to a writer or writing team who have submitted the first full draft of a new musical. Stiles and Drewe, along with a panel of judges, select the winning project – the writers ...
Stiles + Drewe Best New Song Winners 2022
December 6th, 2022
BEST NEW SONG 2022 WINNER: FLORA LEOfor ‘One Last Request’ from The Most Beautiful SuicidePerformed by Chelsea Halfpenny Flora Leo studied Composition at the Royal Academy of Music and now works as a composer, lyricist, arranger and MD. Her musicals include Show & Tell (All Star Ente...
REGENERATE: Lost Songs from the Musicals now On Demand
September 30th, 2022
Monday 3rd October – Sunday 11th December 2022 On Demand at DIGITAL THEATRE REGENERATE: Lost Songs from the Musicals our amazing online fundraising concert will be streaming exclusively on digitaltheatre.com from Monday 3rd October 2022. A Gala Concert with songs by Elton John,...
Stiles + Drewe Song Prize 2022 Finalists
September 28th, 2022
We are delighted to announce the twelve finalists for the Stiles + Drewe Song Prize 2022. The songs will be performed by West End performers at the Gala Final on Monday 21st November 7.30pm at The Other Palace. Getting Away With Murder from La Vida Loca Latin Dance Musicalby Chris Brindle & Rob ...
BEAM 2023 Pitching Days
July 29th, 2022
This autumn, MMD and MTN will be travelling the UK to meet hundreds of creatives and writers developing new musical theatre. Applications are now open to pitch your show! BEAM is the UK’s biggest showcase of new musical theatre and BEAM2023 will be held in May 2023 at The Lowry in Salford. Our 19 ...
REGENERATE: Lost Songs from the Musicals Online Fundraiser
July 28th, 2022
On Sunday 18th September 2022 at 7.00pm GMT (1900hrs), the greats of the West End and Broadway join together for a unique night of musical theatre at REGENERATE: Lost Songs from the Musicals. The concert will be livestreamed online in support of charity Mercury Musical Developments and Musical Theat...
Theatr Clywd Cameron Mackintosh Resident Writing Team Announced
April 1st, 2022
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 2018-2022. The next placement is for a two-person writing team and will be ...