|Suzanna Kempner, James Meunier, Steven Edis, Teresa Howard and Claude-Michel Schonberg|
This was truly one of my best MMD moments so far, and I will never forget it!
We chose two scenes with songs from our Pre-Raphaelite musical Possessed and they were beautifully performed by Suzanna Kempner and James Meunier, who we have known since our first workshop at the RAM. Above is a photo of us, rapt, listening to the master's every word.
It wasn't just the chance to listen to Claude-Michel talking about our work, it was also riveting listening to him talk about the work of the other writing teams: Adam Ford and Kitty McDonald; Craig Adams and Andrew Doyle; Alex Loveless; Rebecca Applin & Susanna Pearse; Scott Gilmour & Claire McKenzie; Mel Lawman & Matt Finch; Catherine Macdonald & Adam Ford; Jake Bringer & Pippa Cleary, many of whom are dear writing friends and colleagues. It was a particularly intimate day, our work was exposed, Claude-Michel was inspiring, with razor sharp insight, and we all felt very close by the end of the day.
Below is a picture of Victoria Saxton, the new Executive Director of MMD, who helped to make the day possible.
|Victoria Saxton, Chief Executive of MMD|
|Teresa Howard, Chaude-Michel Schonberg & Suzanna Kempner|