Thursday, 15 May 2008
I am going to have to drag myself out of "the attic" today because Elaine Page is hosting an interview with one of Britain's most prolific songwriting teams, George Stiles & Anthony Drewe. They won the Vivian Ellis Award for their musical JUST SO, and the 2000 Laurence Olivier Award with HONK! their retelling of the Ugly Ducking story which has since been seen by over 5 million people worldwide. The pair recently contributed new songs to the hit West End and Broadway musical, MARY POPPINS. This Christmas sees the PETER PAN at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and they are currently writing four new shows including SOHO CINDERS.
The Series of interviews has been devised by producer Neil Marcus and Elaine Paige and is open to Mercury Musical Development members at a special rate.
I met George Stiles at the Boublil and Schonberg interview and it will be really interesting to hear him talk about his work with Anthony Drewe. Elaine Page gave POSSESSED a plug on her Musical theatre programme on Radio 2 last month. If you are interested in musical Theatre it is an extremely good programme to listen to. It is on Sundays at 1pm.
Posted by Teresa Howard at Thursday, May 15, 2008