We are giving away a pair of tickets to 10th anniversary West End Gala for the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize at the Novello Theatre on 15th May.
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THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM SOCIETY STUDENT PERFORMER OF THE YEAR AND STILES + DREWE PRIZE
The gala will be hosted by star of stage and screen Julian Ovenden. In addition to this, among this year's judges will be Don Black, Jason Carr, Anne Reid MBE, Sondheim Society Patron Julia McKenzie and Sophie-Louise Dann, reuniting her with Ovenden after they performed together in Sunday in the Park with George at Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Furthermore, writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson will Chair the Student Performer judging panel.
This year the annual gala will be directed by Chris Hocking and with musical direction by Mark Warman and promises to include a sneak preview of a song from one of the three new Stiles + Drewe musicals that are premièring in 2016.
This annual competition, produced by The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments, seeks to award the best student performer from the UK's many musical theatre courses with a £1,000 first prize. In addition, the Stiles + Drewe Prize supports and develops new musical theatre writing via its two distinct arms. Recognising an outstanding song from a new musical, the winner of Best New Song receives a prize of £1,000 to put towards developing their work.
This year, Stiles and Drewe launch their inaugural MTI Mentorship Award, supported by Music Theatre International. One new musical and its writers will be selected to receive mentorship over a 12-month period, culminating in an industry showcase. Stiles and Drewe won the first Vivian Ellis Prize in 1985 for their musical Just So, which introduced them to the major heavyweights of the musical theatre world and made an enormous impact at the beginning of their careers. The MTI Stiles + Drewe Mentorship Award aims to give a similar kick-start to the next generation of musical theatre writing talent.
Box Office: 0844 482 5170
Sunday 15 May 2016, 3pm
Running time: 2hr 30 mins including interval