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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,...



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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 ...



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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 ...



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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...



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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 ...



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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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