MTN Development Award

WINNER ANNOUNCED

 

Weekend Rockstars by Middle Child Theatre

 

 

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Musical Theatre Network is delighted to announce that its first ever Development Award at the Edinburgh Fringe has been won by Middle Child Theatre with Weekend Rockstars.

The award was announced as part of the Scotsman Fringe Awards ceremony; and a real boost was provided to the winners with the news that an anonymous donor had increased the award on offer from £1,500 to £5,000.

The judges were all agreed that Weekend Rockstars was a particularly exciting and contemporary show reaching out to a new audience, and here at MTN we hope that that we can make a real contribution to Middle Child Theatre’s next steps. We are also incredibly grateful to our donor for allowing us to increase our award and to our collaborator – Curve, Leicester – who will provide development support to the company.

Paul Smith, Artistic Director for Middle Child Theatre, said “We are over the moon to have won and can’t wait to sit down with Musical Theatre Network and Curve Theatre to discuss our plans with them. This award is going to make such a difference to what we are able to do now.”

 

The other shows on the shortlist were….

 

#Titania – A Solo Cabaret by Moon Fool

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The Great Downhill Journey of Little Tommy by Theater aan Zee and Richard Jordan Productions

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Broken Windows by più

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Five Feet in Front (The Ballad of Little Johnnie Wylo) by The Letter Room

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Hemmed In by New Celts Productions and Lost Lock Productions

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The Musical Theatre Network Development Award, is being offered to an artist or company presenting work at the Edinburgh Fringe. It is designed to identify individuals or organisations demonstrating real potential in the creation of new musical theatre, which might be a company experimenting with new styles, a composer showing skill in creating original work or a creative team using song and music in different ways.

Click here to read Caroline Routh’s article explaining the inspiration behind this years Development Award.

SUPPORTERS

David Luff, Soho Theatre
"The BEAM pitching days have helped us reach out to a host of diverse new musical theatre stars of the future. With a national reach and a desire to embrace musical theatre of all kinds, BEAM provides an excellent platform for emerging composers and songwriters to present their new ideas."
David Luff, Soho Theatre

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