Team MTN

 

625596_10151540751815659_194312991_nJames Hadley – Executive Director

To contact James, please email james@musicaltheatrenetwork.com

James Hadley became Executive Director of Musical Theatre Network in November 2015. Prior to this he worked in the London Theatre team at Arts Council England for seven years, with a particular focus on investments in musical theatre. During that time he managed 8 National Portfolio Organisations’ funding relationships, advising a wide range of independent theatre practitioners on their applications to Grants for the Arts, and advocating for increased funding support for the development of new British musicals. While born and raised in England, James spent his university years in New Zealand, gaining two Masters degrees – one in Art History & Theory, the other in Theatre Directing.

After graduating, James worked for the British Council, Playmarket – NZ’s playwrights agency and script development service, and, for four years, as Programme Manager at BATS Theatre – one of New Zealand’s leading venues for new writing and supporting emerging theatremakers.

Between the ages of 21 and 32 he directed over 30 theatre productions, including new writing, devised theatre, immersive site-specific productions, Shakespeare, Chekhov, Wilde and one new musical. He also produced over 20 theatre productions over that same time, as well as writing several plays and reviewing and marketing many more. James has been a dedicated follower of musical theatre since the age of seven when he discovered his mother’s LP record of ‘Annie’ (his uncle having been one of the producers of the original Broadway production), and a particular devotee to British musicals since purchasing cassette tapes of ‘Song & Dance’, ‘Cats’ and ‘Evita’ from the Woolworth’s store in High Wycombe in 1985.

 

 

 

Rosie Archer – Membership & Communications Manager

To contact Rosie, please email rosie@musicaltheatrenetwork.com

Rosie joined Musical Theatre Network as Communications and Membership Manager in June 2017. Rosie grew up in London, where she caught the Musical Theatre bug from a young age. Rosie has a BA (Hons) 1st Class in Drama from Exeter University where she specialised in studying Drama theory, history and practice. Rosie geared her time at University towards the study and practice of British Musical Theatre, culminating in a dissertation on Les Misérables and Phantom Of The Opera. Following this, Rosie continued her studies in Wales and gained a Masters in Musical Theatre from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Whilst studying at the RWCMD, Rosie was the inaugural recipient of the Carne Scholarship for Musical Theatre.

When she’s not in the office, Rosie moonlights as a freelance vocalist and recording artist, previous credits including; Radio work for the BBC, performing at the Royal Court Theatre and singing for Dame Shirley Bassey DBE. Rosie loves working at Musical Theatre Network, where each day she works alongside MTN Members and works on Musical Theatre conferences, events and initiatives.

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