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Mercury Musical Developments

Mercury Musical Developments was formed in 1999 by the amalgamation of Mercury Workshop and The New Musicals Alliance, organisations devoted to nurturing excellence in music theatre composition. Before the merger, Mercury Workshop was the UK’s sole organisation dedicated to new musical theatre, while the NMA existed to support writers by enabling new productions to be aired in theatres across the country.

MMD aims to integrate new writers into the industry in order to further the production of new musicals, offering exposure, personalised advice and resources to the most promising musical theatre writers in Britain.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £123,750
  • 2013-2014: £126,596
  • 2014-2015: £129,888

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Beautiful (from Terry Pratchett's MORT) supported by YMT

lyrics by MMD Associate Jenifer Toksvig, music by Dominic Haslam - YMT's production of the show plays at Greenwich Theatre August 11-13th 2011 (audio) original demo by the composer Interested in this? Find out more at More about MMD at

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Contact details


MMD - c/o John Cohen's Office - Clintons, 55
Drury Lane


51.513248, -0.1194

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