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Hosking Houses Trust Residency

October 2nd, 2020

Exciting Mercury Musical Developments Writing Residency opportunity for female and non-binary identifying writers. MMD and the Hosking Houses Trust (HHT) are collaborating on a very special pilot residency for Writers of Musical Theatre Book and/or Lyrics and/or Music for 3 weeks in February 2021 in...



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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 – Board Member

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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Stiles + Drewe Best New Song Prize Winners

July 8th, 2020

WINNER We are delighted to announce the winners of the Stiles + Drewe Best New Song Prize 2020: ‘I’m Your Guy’ by Amir Shoenfeld & Matthew Greene from Benny In Beta  RUNNER-UP ‘My First Ex-Boyfriend’ by Richard Marsh, Miranda Cooper & Nick Coler from Son Of Ram...



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COVID-19 Resources

April 8th, 2020

LAST UPDATED: 18th August 2020 We are all working through unprecedented times, which can be overwhelming, and we’re working hard with our partners, supporters and members to ensure we can all weather this storm together.  As we work to get our industry back on its feet, we’ve updated t...



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BEAM 2020 Programme

March 26th, 2020

Mercury Musical Developments and Musical Theatre Network, in partnership with Royal & Derngate Northampton, are delighted to announce the line-up for the BEAM2020 showcase. BEAM is the UK’s leading showcase for new British musical theatre writing. BEAM2020 is the largest marketplace of its kin...



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BEAM 2020 Postponed

March 16th, 2020

It is with great regret and huge sadness that MMD, MTN and Royal & Derngate are announcing that BEAM2020 has been postponed. The BEAM team has spent the last weeks contingency planning and thinking through various scenarios that could make the showcase possible; however, the pandemic situation h...



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