• The Boy Who Fell Into A Book - Musical adaptation & lyrics by Paul James, music by Cathy Shostak and Eric Angus
  • The Jungle Book – Music by BB Cooper, Lyrics by Rudyard Kipling & Barb Jungr

    "A dazzling experience that border a world class" Neil Cooper -- The Herald

    "A family show that dares to be different" Allan Radcliffe -- The Times

  • Beyond the Gate CD (click image for more information)
  • A Song Cycle for Soho CD (click image for more information)
  • Roald Dahl's Matilda the muscial, music & lyrics by MMD member Tim Minchin
  • One Man, Two Guvnors, songs by MMD Board member Grant Olding
  • The cast of Some Like It Hip Hop performing at the MMD 20th Anniversary Gala
  • Paul Kaye performing at the MMD 20th Anniversary Gala
  • Michael Ball presenting the Sidney Brown Memorial Award 2012 to Denise Wright and Chris Burgess
  • Stiles & Drewe Award 2013 Winners

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Alexander Anstey

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Christopher Ash

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Christopher Ash

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Christopher was born in 1983 and studied at Pembroke College, Oxford and the Guildhall School. He received the Claude and Margaret Pike Charity Bursary to attend Dartington Summer School. Recent commissions include the scores for The Mandrake Root (European Drama Network), The Borrowers and The Little Mermaid (Midlands Arts Centre) and Los Enigmas for TangoDuo. Chris also plays for Showstopper! The Improvised Musical and Pippa Evans' Old Time New Time Music Hall.

Craig Adams

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Craig Adams

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Craig Adams originally trained as an Actor at Mountview Theatre School, London and after graduating with a BA(hons) Degree he went on to perform in shows such as ‘Mamma Mia!’, ‘Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ and ‘Zorro’ amongst many others. He started writing and arranging full time in 2007. Whilst at Mountview he devised and co-wrote, ‘Let Him Have Justice’. This production was subsequently produced by the Covent Garden Festival, performed at the Cochrane Theatre, London and the cast album later recorded at the world famous Abbey Road Studios. Recent writing includes: ‘Therese Raquin’, MMD Workshop at Drury Lane Theatre, London; ‘The Watchers’ and it’s sequel ‘Ghosts Of The Past’, both for YMT, Bradford Playhouse and Aberdeen Arts Centre. (‘The Watchers’ is currently available for production under YMT:UK.) The music for a modern re-working of Hamlet for RADA called ‘Battlements’, Vanburgh Theatre, London (with Nona Sheppherd); ‘Lift’, Trafalgar Studios, London (Perfect Pitch); ‘Ballet People’, a new dance piece at The Place, London, as part of the dance festival ‘Resolution’; ‘Soho Story’ (A Ballet) Judi Dench Theatre, London; ‘Alice In Wonderland’, ‘The Frog Prince’ and ‘Spell’, all with Forbidden Theatre Co, Wimbledon Studio Theatre and Edinburgh Festival. As Musical Arranger/Director he has worked on: musical arrangements and direction for Kerry Ellis on her one-woman show at the Shaw Theatre, ‘Kerry Ellis - The Great British Songbook’, ‘An Audience with Kerry Ellis’ (Shaw Theatre, 2011), musical director/composer and arranger on Julie Atherton’s new album, ‘No Space for Air’ (Now available on iTunes!); vocal arranger/string and brass arrangements for ‘Love, Drunk, Soul’, The Franks new album. He is currently working with Louise Dearman on her ‘Up-Close’ cabaret. He has worked on various ‘devised’ musicals, some include: ‘Bed’, ‘Apartment 15’ and ‘Festival’, as well as being Musical Director on shows such as: ‘Oh What a Lovely War’, ‘Battlements’, ‘The Watchers’, ‘Ghosts Of The Past’, ‘Smile’ and ‘My Fair Lady’ to name a few. Craig won the Tim Williams award for Best song in the ‘New Music/Old Lyric’ category in 2010 for ‘Live Hence By Truth’ (Lyric by William Shakespeare.) ‘Dear Helen’, a song he wrote for a revue at the Gate Theatre called ‘Beyond The Gate’, (an MMD Song Cycle) was recently recorded and he has a piece in the ‘The Olympic Revue’ which started life in Los Angeles with ANMT that is hopefully being produced next year in London as part of the 2012 games. He is currently putting finishing touches to ‘Therese Raquin’ for a workshop in New York next year and looking forward to working on an exciting project with Perfect Pitch early next year. He is also Artistic Director for a corporate events company called Elegant Entertainment.

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David Arnold

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David Arnold

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Domenick Allen

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Domenick Allen

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Eric Angus

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Eric Angus

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Finn Anderson

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Finn Anderson

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Finn Anderson

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Finn Anderson is a London-based Scottish writer/composer. As well as writing new musical theatre, Finn has composed music for various projects including film, dance and animation. Finn recently graduated with BA in Music and is currently studying a Masters in Musical Theatre (Composition) at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Gary Albert Hughes

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Gary Albert Hughes

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Gary trained in piano, flute and composition at The Purcell School of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama and then in singing and acting at the Royal Academy of Music. In early 2012 he composed the theme tune, 40 comedy musical update songs, and underscore for hit reality dating show "Playing it Straight" on E4. Since then he has showcased, with his writing partner Joan Taylor-Rowan, musical Kandy Kottage which has been selected for a new writing festival in February/March 2013, and released a Christmas single with West End star Shona Lindsay. Gary is now making plans for an album of their songs next year with a handful of the West End's brightest stars.

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Glen James Allen

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Louise Ainsley

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Mark Allcorn

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Mark Allcorn

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Mark Anderson

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Mark Anderson

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Mark Anderson

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Mark is a Lyricist/Bookwriter and also writes children's poetry. He is also working on his first children's book. @M_a_r_k_e_y

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Mel Atkey

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Mel Atkey

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Mike Atkinson

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Olly Ashmore

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Rebecca Applin

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Rebecca Applin

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Telling stories through music is my passion.I studied Music as an undergraduate at Cambridge University, followed by a Masters degree in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music, and have been composing for theatre, dance, radio and screen ever since. I have written many new musicals, several with family theatre company Full House Theatre Company including Snow Dog, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel, Pinocchio, Beauty and the Beast, and The Little Match Girl. My own, non commissioned works include Sex and the Village, written with Susannah Pearse and currently being developed by Perfect Pitch Musicals in order to be ready for licensing for production in the Spring of 2012. I composed Something Strange for Grimeborn at the Arcola Theatre in 2009 with Michael Caines, and The Walpole Orange which was produced in workshop at the Robert Atkins Studio at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. I have created music with casts of young people all over the country, including with Youth Music Theatre, and with Scottish, Hampshire and Hertfordshire Youth Theatres, and have run workshops on song writing, musical theatre, and singing with many different groups and ages, including a large community project at Watford Palace Theatre - Milestones. I have recently started working with the International Schools Theatre Association, who run festivals all over the world. I have also held the position of Composer in Residence at both Wellington College in Berkshire, and at Hills Road SIxth Form College in Cambridge. As well as composing musicals, I also do a lot of commissioned work composing underscoring for plays and regularly compose scores for White Horse Theatre Company in Germany, and for Forest Forge Theatre Company. Media composition has included scores for short films, and more recently I have been working with Made in Manchester - creating scores for radio dramas, including on Radio 5 live - and with Gamelab UK. The first piece I wrote for Gamelab was for a BBC Learning Zones project called Wanna be a Rockstar, recently nominated for a BAFTA. Current work for Gamelab involves creating a TV musical with, and for, young people with learning disabilities. Over the many varied projects I work on, I always come with the idea of music telling a story, and am fascinated by the hundreds of ways this can happen; by using nothing but the voice and textures made by the body, or creating rhythms with percussion, or playing instruments, or using technology. I love musical theatre and the fusion of all of the art forms into one creation… and the collaboration that is needed to create that. That collaboration and integrating music with other art forms, for me, is what it’s all about!In another life, I also lecture (using my married name of Rebecca Warner!) on a variety of music theatre related courses on degrees at both Urdang Academy and at Anglia Ruskin University, where I am also a final year PhD candidate. My research focuses on looking at interpretations of meaning in the collaborative art form of musical theatre. Lecture topics include the History of Musical Theatre, Music Theatre Studies, and the supervision of third year dissertations on musical theatre, in addition to leading practical courses in Making Performance with the Performing Arts students at Anglia Ruskin.

http://www.rebeccaapplin.co.uk/

Rob Archibald

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Samuel Adamson

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Samuel Adamson

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Samuel Adamson’s plays include Southwark Fair, a new version of Ibsen’s Pillars of the Community, and Mrs Affleck (from Ibsen’s Little Eyolf) at the National Theatre, as well as Frank & Ferdinand for National Theatre Connections 2011. He is Artistic Associate on the Tony award-winning stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse (Lincoln Center Theater, New York; Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto; US Tour). Other plays and adaptations include: Boston Manor (Theatre 503/Theatre Voice), Fish and Company (Soho Theatre/National Youth Theatre), Clocks and Whistles (Bush Theatre and New York, Time Out award), Drink, Dance, Laugh and Lie (Bush/Channel 4), Grace Note (Peter Hall Company/Old Vic), Some Kind of Bliss (Trafalgar Studios and Brits Off Broadway, New York), Tomorrow Week (BBC Radio 3), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Theatre Royal, Haymarket); as well as contributions to 24 Hour Plays (Old Vic), A Chain Play (Almeida) and Decade (Headlong). His play of All About My Mother (from Pedro Almodóvar’s film; Old Vic Theatre; 2008 Whatsonstage Theatregoers’ Choice Best New Play) has been translated into many languages and is performed regularly around the world. Versions include: Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard (Oxford Stage Company/Riverside Studios), Three Sisters (OSC tour and West End), Ibsen’s A Doll’s House (Southwark Playhouse, Northcott Theatre Exeter and Dundee Rep), Schnitzler’s Professor Bernhardi (Arcola Theatre; also adapted for BBC Radio 3), Bernhard Studlar’s Transdanubia Dreaming (National Theatre Studio) and Ostrovsky’s Larisa and the Merchants (Insite Performance Company; forthcoming at the Arcola Theatre). Film: Running for River (Directional Studios/Krug). His plays are published by Faber and Faber. He was writer in residence at the Bush Theatre in 1997-8. He is currently writing the book and co-writing the lyrics for The Light Princess, with music by Tori Amos.