Tonight I am off to an MMD Masterclass to hear all about Connor Mitchell's advice on lyric writing. With my new song hot off the laptop it will be interesting to hear what he thinks about this strange and ancient craft.
Conor Mitchell is a musical dramatist from Co.Armagh, Ireland. His musical plays include THE DUMMY TREE (NT Connections), THE YOUNG PORNOGRAPHER'S WIFE, THE MUSICIAN, MERRY CHRISTMAS BETTY FORD, DIARY OF A MADMAN, TODD, LETTERS TO AN ABSENT OTHER and MATHILDE. As composer/lyricist: HAVE A NICE LIFE (Best Score, New York Musical Theatre Festival, 2006), MISSING MEL. As composer: GOBLIN MARKET, PESACH, the award-winning film opera PRETTY FACE and over 40 other theatre scores. He written for the Ulster Youth Orchestra, been writer on attachment to the National Theatre Studio, writer in residence at LAMDA, music advisor to Youth Music Theatre: UK and winner of the Arts Foundation Fellowship for musical theatre composition. He is under commission from Ransom Theatre Co., Library Theatre Manchester, LAMDA, University of Gotenberg, Nice People Theatre Co. Philadelphia and Cahoots NI at present. He is also writing a one man show, CYCLE OF TRIFLES for Nigel Richards.