Mercury Musical Developments and the The Stephen Sondheim Society present the 13th annual STEPHEN SONDHEIM SOCIETY STUDENT PERFORMER OF THE YEAR competition and STILES + DREWE PRIZE.
This annual competition sees 12 of the UK’s finest students of musical theatre compete for a £1,000 prize by singing a Sondheim song of their choice. Also up for grabs is the £1,000 Best New Song Prize, awarded by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe to the creators of an original piece of musical theatre, written by a member of Mercury Musical Developments.
Heading up the panel of judges is writer and broadcaster Edward Seckerson and directing the afternoon’s entertainment is Chris Hocking (Principal at Arts Educational).
Expect a celebrity host and a glittering line-up of judges: previous guests have included Imelda Staunton, Janie Dee, Giles Terera, Julian Ovenden, Elaine Paige and Jenna Russell.
It’s a wonderful afternoon of Sondheim classics and new musical theatre writing, performed by the UK’s best young talent – an event not to be missed!
In aid of The Stephen Sondheim Society (Charity #1142092) and Mercury Musical Developments (#1045606)
Presented in association with Fane Productions as part of the ‘Sunday Encounters at the Haymarket’ season.
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(5mins) Go along Coventry Street and then take Haymarket on the right where the theatre will be approx. 200 metres along.