Musical Commissioning Hub with Capital Theatres

Musical Commissioning Hub

A producing partnership between Capital Theatres and Pitlochry Festival Theatre is launching a brand new Musical Commissioning Hub to create exciting new Scottish musicals! 

Along with Capital Theatres we seek to collaborate with musicians, writers and artists to develop Scottish talent and cultural output, so that our stages become a home for great Scottish musicals, year on year, which could ultimately be shared on tour with venues across the country.

And it could be yours!

Writers are asked to submit an outline for their new musical, alongside details of previous work to be considered by a panel of experts.

Star-spangled panel

The panel assessing submissions features multi award-winning composer and creator of musicals, Howard Goodall; multi-award winning Scottish singer and actor, Barbara Dickson; broadcaster and lead singer of Deacon Blue, Ricky Ross; Robert Softley Gale, Artistic Director of Birds of Paradise theatre company who brought us My Left/Right Foot; writer and Director of the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh, David Greig (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and most recently Local Hero); theatre Director and radio DJ Matthew Xia; award-winning producer of SIX and The Play That Goes Wrong, Kenny Wax; Olivier award-winner Katie Brayben, acclaimed for her role as Carole King in the London production of Beautiful; co-director of Freedom Studios Aisha Khan, and Co-Chairs Fiona Gibson and Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s Artistic Director, Elizabeth Newman.

Together they will bring a diverse background and range of expertise in music, musical theatre, creative writing, and performance, to assess and guide the submissions and the process.

It is anticipated that the winning submission will be invited to produce a scratch performance at The Studio in Edinburgh in Spring 2021 and Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s new Studio Theatre in Summer 2021.

Submissions open 16 November and close on 15 December.

How to enter

For all information on what the panel is looking for and how to enter view and download the Musical Commissioning Hub Brief BELOW

The launch of the Musical Commissioning Hub has been made possible through investment from the Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund and patron support.

Musical Commission Hub Brief

All you need to know to submit your new musical outline