Steve Edis and I are having a private Master Class with Claude Michel Schonberg on 8th June. Seven other writing teams from Mercury Musical Developments have also won a place at this amazing event and we will spend the day together. So excited to be learning from one of the great legends of musical theatre who wrote book & music for Les Miserables and Miss Saigon with Alain Boublil. Hoping that just a little of the magic will rub off.
I have met Claude-Michel twice before and heard him talk with Alain Boublil about working together, but actually focusing on two songs and scenes we've written will be twice as exciting and not a little scary. We are first up in the room as well!
When he and Alain talked about working together I was astonished to see what a vibrant bond they still had after all these years, and what utter respect they had for each other - collaboration, when it really works, is a very special connection.