Musical theatre is more than just glitz and tits. It’s one of the most enduringly popular, accessible and commercially viable forms of live performance and yet musicals are often seen as little more than the illegitimate sibling of serious theatre. In truth to write a musical requires a complex skillset, drawing on narrative construction, musicianship, dialogue, poetry and more. Hear live from four emerging musical writers and experts in the field about the specifics of the medium and the joys and challenges of crafting a musical.
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