Call out: Composer & Writer needed

Friday 3 August 2018

Musicals - New shows - Regional theatre

An innovative development programme to support musical theatre professionals is coming to the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch this Autumn having had two successful years in Wales.
Call out: Composer & Writer needed fr 10 min musicals

Image: Leeway Productions

10 Minute Musicals is an innovative development programme to support musical theatre professional in Wales and beyond - and now they're looking for composers / playwrights / librettists / poets / musicians / lyricists in Essex/ East London.

Could it be you? Read on for more details ...

Leeway Productions are visiting the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch for the first time having had a successful two years of collaborations elsewhere.

10 Minute Musicals are looking for fresh innovative voices who are willing to push boundaries and play with form; creatives with a passion for the continued development of their practice.

10 Minute Musicals want you to have an openness to play, to be willing to try new approaches to develop the skills which will enable collaboration on a larger scale.

You will need to commit to 3 workshop dates attached to the project, which will culminate in a sharing of your work at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch.

Organised and delivered by Leeway Productions in partnership with Wales Millennium Centre, this development project is held 3 times a year.

Angharad Lee, Artistic Director of Leeway Productions said ...

"10 Minute Musicals includes networking, development and examining of current practice and will provide the support artists need when evolving, progressing and advancing their writing skills for this genre.

We encourage a continued conversation with creatives and believe that this creative development project is a great springboard towards casting a new light on how you usually work."

A writer and a composer will be chosen and paired and will develop a brand new 10 Minute Musical of their own.

Leeway Productions will provide mentorship support throughout the process and will support artists as they find their way through what could seem like a daunting task.


Workshops 1, 2 and 3: these 3 workshops will happen at allocated dates throughout September.

Sharing of you work at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch: Tuesday 2 October at 8pm.

How to apply

Expressions of interest can be submitted as an individual artist and you will be matched with another artist OR as an existing writer/composer team.

You need to send a short example of your work along with a CV / biography or a little about yourself and what you wish to gain from this opportunity to:

Applicants must register their interest by Wednesday 22 August

Include your name, a contact email address and phone number.

If you have any questions, these can also be sent to

Good luck!


Queen's Theatre Hornchurch

Billet Lane

Hornchurch RM11 1QT


Public performance: 2 October 2018

Running time: 2hrs 20 mins


£10.50 (open to the public)

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