Showcasing Opportunities


The Stiles + Drewe biennial MTI Mentorship Award and the annual Best New Song Prize are sponsored by Olivier Award-winning, writing team George Stiles and Anthony Drewe.

The MTI Mentorship Award provides a writer or writing team with a year’s personal mentorship by Stiles and Drewe on a show in development, including a writing retreat, two progress labs, and culminating in an industry showcase.

The Best New Song Prize provides a showcase for twelve MMD writers/writing teams, culminating in a gala concert at a West End Theatre, judged by a panel of industry specialists. The competition is now in its 14th year.

Full details here.


Shining a light on new British musical theatre

BEAM is a vibrant, biennial two-day event combining live pitches and book-in-hand presentations of new work in different stages of development from completed musicals to scratch presentations of early ideas. and from artists and venues across the UK panel as well as discussions, Q&As, provocations, networking, and masterclasses.

Through a series of open-access, regional and London pitching days, we identify a wide range of new writing and creative talent to be featured in the BEAM showcase. Everything from traditional book musicals to work that is advancing the form and experimenting with the idea of what musical theatre can be.

BEAM 2020 was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We plan to mount a revised live/livestream event in 2021.