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British musical theatre has just had its Woodstock moment: I was there

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In case you didn’t attend and/or missed the viral buzz – incredibly, this industry event was one of the UK’s top trending events on Twitter for nearly 48 hours – Beam was a two-day event, jointly organised by Mercury Musicals Development and Musical Theatre Network on Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 May at London’s Park Theatre, under the slogan “shining a light on new British musical theatre”. And it more than delivered on the promise of that slogan.

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What can musical theatre makers learn from other artists?

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Last week saw the launch of “Musical Theatre Darkroom“, a new artist development programme that aims to support the generation of new small-to-midscale musicals. The new initiative is based on independent theatre studio China Plate’s successful Darkroom artist development programme, which has run since 2004, and is led by China Plate and the Musical Theatre Network. China Plate director Paul Warwick explains …

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From Page to Stage photos and podcast: Are we doing enough to nurture new musicals?

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Last night I had the privilege of helping to open the third annual From Page to Stage season of new musicals. From Page to Stage is the brainchild of Katy Lipson of Aria Entertainment, who also produced The House of Mirrors and Hearts, for which I chaired a post-show Q&A at the Arcola Theatre in July.