Resident Composer Scheme

 


 

Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Scheme

 


We are delighted that Mercury Musical Developments (MMD) and Musical Theatre Network (MTN) has again been awarded funding to support five placements as part of the Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Scheme over 2015-2018.

Through this scheme emerging professional musical theatre composers are paired with a venue, and given the opportunity to be involved in a range of work which could include underscoring plays, setting text to music or working on development of their own musical theatre material. Recent venues have included Soho Theatre, London; Bristol Old Vic; Watermill, Newbury; Mercury Theatre, Colchester; New Wolsey, Ipswich; West Yorkshire Playhouse; the Royal Shakespeare Company and Curve Leicester.

This scheme is generously funded by the Cameron Mackintosh Foundation and managed by Musical Theatre Network (MTN) and Mercury Musical Developments (MMD).

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We are thrilled that the next placement will take place at Lyric Hammersmith. The placement will commence in March 2018. The fee is calculated to cover 6 months of your time, but this can be spread across a 9-12 month period. The exact timetable and the projects to be worked on will be agreed in consultation between the composer and the venue’s Artistic Planning team, but it’s expected the successful applicant would be based at the Lyric for a significant portion of at least six months.

Applications are now closed and being processed for the Lyric Hammersmith Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Scheme.

The successful recipient will receive an all-inclusive fee of £11,000.

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Previous Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composers

 

Former Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composers, Becky Applin and Dougal Irvine reflect on their placements at Mercury Theatre Colchester/New Wolsey Ipswich and at Royal & Derngate Northampton respectively. For any composers considering applying for future residencies this is essential reading. As you will see, the residencies have had a profound impact on both Becky and Dougal’s careers.

 Rebecca Applin

Rebecca Applin (Mercury Theatre, Colchester and New Wolsey, Ipswich 2015)

“Through the Resident Composer Scheme I have worked on an amazing variety of types of shows and platforms.  Meeting and working with lots of different directors and creatives has been incredibly valuable and I hope has been the start of collaborations that will carry on into the future 

Read Becky’s blog about her Resident Composer placement HERE

 

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Dougal Irvine (Royal and Derngate, Northampton 2012)

“I owe a huge amount to the Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Scheme. It pretty much kept me in the business”. 

Read Dougal’s blog about his Resident Composer placement HERE

 

 

 

 

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