The Stiles + Drewe Prize
The Stiles + Drewe Prize is an unprecedented programme for the development and showcasing of British musical theatre writers. In 1985, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe were the recipients of the inaugural Vivian Ellis Prize for their musical Just So. Winning the prize introduced them to many leading lights of the musical theatre world, whose advice and support in championing new writing became so important to them. Since 2008, Stiles and Drewe have recognised new musical theatre writing via their annual Best New Song prize which has been produced by MMD. Since 2016, the broadening of the Stiles + Drewe Prize to include the biennial MTI Mentorship Award, has offered the musical theatre writing community greater financial and in-kind support via its two distinct arms:
A biennial award given to an MMD writer or writing team who have submitted a first full draft of a new musical.
Recognising an outstanding song from a new musical written by a member of MMD