Reading & Advice Service

Have you written, or are you in the process of writing, a musical but need some creative or practical support?

Are you thinking about writing a musical but need some initial guidance?

Our Reading & Advice Service has been designed to assist you at whatever stage of your musical writing journey. A professional practitioner reads a piece of work and provides specific feedback on it or more general advice on your writing or the musical theatre industry. We can access leading practitioners in the world of musical theatre to help you and we also offer a relaxed, general advice service. As long as it is musical theatre-related, we will be able to help. The service is available to both MMD members and non-members.

It couldn’t be easier to get started, simply select from the options below then click on the ‘apply now’ for our handy form:

OPTION A: Full musical book reading & score review / 2-hour feedback session.
MMD Member £125 / Non Member £175

OPTION B: Synopsis & 3 songs review / 1-hour feedback session.
MMD Member £60 / Non Member £90

OPTION C: General advice surgery with a specialist or industry practitioner.
MMD Member £50 / Non Member £75

If you any question about the Reading & Advice Service, please email
Kate McKeown, Membership & Communications Manager at .

“As an Overseas Member, I particularly appreciate Mercury’s Reading & Advice Service in that it allows those who can’t attend the classes and services in London to avail themselves of the very best one on one dramaturgical help on the planet… Far superior to anything I’ve found in the States. A serious playwright could do no better than to avail themselves of this service.”
C J Ver Burg, Overseas Member