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First Cameron Mackintosh Resident Musical Theatre Writing Team Placement 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 ...



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Hosking Houses Trust Residencies announced for 2022

November 26th, 2021

Mercury Musical Developments is delighted to announce the 2022 recipients of the Hosking Houses Trust Writers’ Residency. ...



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Jordan Paul Clarke announced as BYMT Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer for 2022

November 17th, 2021

MMD, MTN and BYMT are delighted to announce that Jordan Paul Clarke will be the Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer on placement at BYMT commencing in January 2022....



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MTI Stiles + Drewe Mentorship Award Winner

June 1st, 2021

Congratulations to Omar Baroud @omarrrbaroud who is the winner of this year’s MTI Stiles + Drewe Mentorship Award. Stiles and Drewe are thrilled to be working with Omar on his show After Elijah @AfterElijahUK , and MMD is ever grateful to both George and Ants @StilesandDrewe and MTI Europe @MTIEur...



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Hosking Houses Trust Writers’ Residency Recipients

December 8th, 2020

Mercury Musical Developments is delighted to announce the first recipients of the Hosking Houses Trust Writers’ Residency....



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Spotlight: Rachel Victor-Sampson

September 6th, 2020

Rachel joined MMD as a Member in 2018 and is currently proactively questioning and addressing the cultural diversity of MMD and its members, partners and audiences. We asked Rachel to tell us her story of coming into the new musical theatre sector and how she wants to see it change. I suppose my jou...



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Spotlight: Sumerah & Ajay Srivastav

September 6th, 2020

Meet MMD members, writing and life partners, Sumerah and Ajay Srivastav! They share how they got into writing together, the way they work, how they overcome challenges and what they hope for the future of diverse musical theatre. How long have you been a member of MMD? AS: About 1 year SS:...



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Spotlight: John Cohen

September 6th, 2020

John Cohen is a partner, and Chair of Clintons, an award-winning boutique law firm, based in Covent Garden. It is a market leader in the entertainment, digital media and creative industries and John is recognised as a leading practitioner in the field. Now technically an ex-board member, we were hon...



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