In this our 30th episode we chat to the incredibly talented George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, aka Stiles & Drewe.
Stiles and Drewe are a multi award-winning musical theatre writing partnership. Writing credits include Honk! (National Theatre, UK Tour and Worldwide), Mary Poppins (West End, Broadway, International and currently on UK Tour), Cameron Mackintosh's new version of Half A Sixpence (Chicester Festival Theatre and West End), The Wind in The Willows (UK Tour and opening at The London Palladium 2017), Betty Blue Eyes (West End and UK Tour), Just So (Tricycle Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre and International), Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Royal Festival Hall and International), Soho Cinders (Soho Theatre and in concert at Queen's Theatre), The Three Little Pigs (West End, UK Tour and International Tour), Goldilocks and the Three Bears (Singapore Repertory Theatre), and The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Singapore Repertory Theatre).
Future projects include a stage version of Robert Harling's film Soapdish, and a new musical with director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell.
Awards include the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical for Honk!, three of the top prizes at the Musical of the Year Awards for Peter Pan and The Three Musketeers, the TMA Best Musical Award (Moll Flanders), The Straits Times Award for Best Musical (A Twist of Fate) and the first ever Vivian Ellis Prize (Just So). Mary Poppins has won 45 major theatre awards around the globe including Tony, Olivier, Helpmann and London Evening Standard Awards. Laurence Olivier nominations and Mary Poppins and Betty Blue Eyes.
Stiles and Drewe's passion for new musical theatre writing is recognised via the annual Stiles and Drewe Prize for Best New Song, now in its 9th year, and their new Mentorship Award supported by Musical Theatre International (Europe). They are also founding board members of Mercury Musical Developments (MMD), Associate Artists at The Watermill Theatre and patrons of the London Musical Theatre Orchestra.
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