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New Musical Theatre Open Mic Night

21 November

Want to spend an evening enjoying material from new musicals, and maybe try out some of your own material? Ready to be supported by some of the most passionate new musical theatre organisations working across the UK?

Mercury Musical Developments and Musical Theatre Network are delighted to present the New Musical Theatre Open Mic Night as part of Iris Theatre’s Winter Festival Live at the Pod, Covent Garden’s newest theatre space, on Sunday 21st November 2021 from 6pm.

Come and test out new material from your musical, or just come along to listen, enjoy the work presented, socialise and network with fellow new musical theatre creatives, and catch up with the new musical community – either way, you’ll enjoy the company of a friendly, supportive audience and a festive themed gathering!

Mercury Musical Developments is the UK’s largest membership organisation dedicated to developing new musical theatre writing, and Musical Theatre Network brings people and resources together to improve infrastructure and opportunities for new musical theatre in the UK. Together they produce a wide variety of new musical theatre events UK wide, including BEAM, the UK’s largest showcase of new musical theatre and MT Conference.


How will the night work?

The night will be presented in two halves from approximately 6pm – 7pm, and 7.15pm to 8pm, with a short break in the middle, and plenty of opportunities to share a drink and chat.

If you’d like to perform your work (or are even thinking about being brave and taking the mic) please select a ‘Performer’ ticket, so we can gauge the numbers and running order of the evening. The stage will be set with an electric keyboard, microphone, the love and support of the new musicals community, and space for 70 people to enjoy – you can also bring acoustic instruments if you wish. Those who have purchased performer tickets may be contacted prior to the event by the team at Mercury Musical Developments or Iris Theatre to liaise further on the running order – slots will be for one to two songs maximum per person, depending on time available. If you’re a musical theatre creator, but not a performer, wanting to share work, not a problem! Please feel free to bring a performer, or someone to play piano, but please ensure you have booked a performer ticket per attendee.

For any questions, please contact Iris Theatre or ellen@mercurymusicals.com

Ticket Information

Sunday 21 November: 6pm

Tickets £10

(If you would like to perform at this event please purchase a “Performer” ticket. You may be contacted after this purchace to liaise further. These tickets are strictly limited.)

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