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At Musical Theatre Network one of our main goals is to connect the people and the organisations who, like us, are working in this wonderful artform. So this page is full of links into websites we’ve found useful – it’s an eclectic mix including funders, development organisations, blogs, commentary, industry reviews and interviews. We hope that some of the links will be useful – and if you find any other sites  on your travels that you think other members of our community would be interested in, please let us know and we’ll add them to the list.

DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATIONS

Mercury Musical Developments: MTN’s partner organisation, and focused on developing the craft of new musical theatre writing through masterclasses, showcases and supported development  www.mercurymusicals.com

Perfect Pitch:an organisation we work with on different initiatives and focused on providing a national infrastructure of mentors and and partners to assist writers in the development of their work  www.perfectpitchmusicals.com

BOOK Music & Lyrics: a organisation running a programme of ongoing workshops for the creation, crafting and development of musical theatre writing and related specialist skills                                   www.bookmusicandlyrics.com

Stage One: supporting new UK theatre producers and productions through bursary schemes, workshops, apprenticeships and networking events                                                                                               stageone.uk.com

SimG Productions: a champion of new theatre writing, showcasing new work and nurturing and supporting the talent of rising theatre artists and writers                                                                                www.simgproductions.com

Creative Choices: providing the tools and knowledge to help you develop your creative career  www.creative-choices.co.uk

Ideas Tap:a creative network providing support, opportunities, funding, arts jobs and career advice. Not specifically focused on musical theatre but on the cultural and creative sector more generally  www.ideastap.com

FUNDERS

Arts Council England:  funding arts activities that engage people in England, or help artists and arts organisations carry out their work                                                                                 www.artscouncil.org.uk

Arts Council Northern Ireland: the lead development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland and the main support for artists and arts organisations, offering a broad range of funding opportunities     www.artscouncil-ni.org

Creative Scotland: the national development agency for the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland  www.creativescotland.com

Arts Council Wales:the country’s funding and development agency for the arts            www.artswales.org.uk

INFORMATION

The Watch File: a great resource to locate who holds the rights to existing work  norman.hrc.utexas.edu/watch

The Larder: a free dynamic online resource for writers and composers of musicals, and for writers/composers who also produce, direct, etc. Facilitated by Jenifer Toksvig of The Copenhagen Interpretation, The Larder is a blog full of useful info, a Twitter feed full of dynamic discussions, and a newsletter full of events and opportunities. To sign up for their regular newsletters click here.

MUSICAL THEATRE ORGANISATIONS

NAMT: a New York based organisation working with venues across the States to support, develop, produce and present new musical theatre, and running a major annual festival                                          www.namt.org

Youth Music Theatre: the UK’s national organisation providing musical theatre activities for young people across the UK                                                                                           www.youthmusictheatreuk.org

National Youth Music Theatre: a UK wide organisation that aims to produce challenging music theatre work, both major productions and workshops, for young people of all backgrounds as participants  www.nymt.org.uk

THEATRE NEWS/REVIEWS/INFORMATION

The Stage: www.thestage.co.uk

What’s on Stage: www.whatsonstage.com

Musical Theatre News: www.musicaltheatrenews.com

LondonTheatre1: www.londontheatre1.com

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