The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at Curve Announced

Tue 22nd August, 2017 @ 1:30pm by seedcreativenetwork

The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at Curve Announced

Mercury Musical Developments, Musical Theatre Network & Curve Leicester, are delighted to announce that Tasha Taylor Johnson will be The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer at Curve.

Tasha Taylor Johnson is an emerging composer/lyricist and writer in the UK musical theatre scene. She’s been tipped as ‘one to watch’ and her work ‘Different, fresh and original’ by award winning composers Richard Thomas (‘Jerry Springer the Opera’) and Grant Olding (‘One Man, Two Guv’nors’). Tasha’s most recent musical, ‘Cult!’, has been selected for inclusion in musical theatre festival ‘From Page to Stage’ at The Other Palace this summer.

“I’m so thrilled to have been given this amazing opportunity by the Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Scheme and to have such an innovative creative team put their faith in me for the next 6 months at Curve, Leicester. I will be knuckling down to some good old fashioned graft and can’t wait to be part of making the magic!”

– Tasha Taylor Johnson, Composer

“We are thrilled Tasha Taylor Johnson will be our Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer here at Curve. Tasha blew us away with her verve, passion and musical expertise. Like us, Tasha has an eye on creating theatre which engages new and diverse audiences, exploring boundary-busting ways to create work. “In a talented field of candidates, Tasha excelled and it’s a delight to welcome her to our team. We couldn’t be more grateful to Cameron Mackintosh for this scheme and his ongoing support of our work here in Leicester.”

– Chris Stafford, Chief Executive and Nikolai Foster, Artistic Director at Curve

Through this scheme musical theatre composers are paired with a venue, and given the opportunity to be involved in a range of work which could include underscoring plays, setting text to music or creating their own piece of new work. Recent venues have included West Yorkshire Playhouse, Royal Shakespeare Company, Bristol Old Vic, the Mercury Musical Developments, Ambassadors Theatre, West Street, London WC2H 9ND. A company limited by guaranteed registered in England & Wales, Company No. 3039699, Charity No. 1045606.

Tasha Taylor Johnson is the fourth of five placements that MTN and MMD will be facilitating over 2015-18 thanks to the generosity of the Cameron Mackintosh Foundation. James Hadley Victoria Saxton Executive Director, MTN Executive Director, MMD



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