Musical Theatre – making and learning

rsz_a_chorus_line-600x400Whilst working at Cameron Mackintosh Limited I was asked to prepare a short document which could help aspiring Musical Theatre writers to understand the opportunities out there. I have updated this document over the years for the office, and here is the current version.


Recently I was asked by a theatre director/actor/writer to recommend some Musical Theatre pieces which would help her understand the artform better.  I reached out to facebook with the challenge of gathering a list of appreciated musicals. Within a day I had a list of 80+. From this I selected a personal group of 25 which seem to highlight the journey of the form, some high qualities in the writing, and be pieces which I wanted to know more about and see again.  It is a very subjective list.   Here is the document I prepared for theatremaker Lizzie Crarer.


I hope both are useful. Remembering that they are personal and subjective.