TRW are on the search for new British musicals!

Theatrical Rights Worldwide, the global company who represent some of the biggest musicals in the West End and Broadway, is launching a major search to discover the next generation of great British musicals to add to The British Musicals Collection.

“I’m passionate about encouraging, nurturing and supporting new British musical theatre.” – Drew Baker, Vice President

TRW’s current crown jewels, which they license to professional producers, amateur companies and schools worldwide include The Bodyguard the Musical, The Color Purple the Musical, Ghost the Musical, Grease, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Jersey Boys, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, We Will Rock You, Million Dollar Quartet, Big Fish, The Addams Family, Memphis the Musical, Stiles & Drewe’s The Wind in the Willows and the recent Broadway hit On Your Feet The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan – due to get its UK premiere next summer at the London Coliseum.

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Now its recently opened UK office is launching The British Musicals Collection to offer the same chances for new and upcoming British musicals to join their growing catalogue and get worldwide exposure both in the amateur and professional markets. Drew Baker, Vice President of TRW UK said: “I’m passionate about encouraging, nurturing and supporting new British musical theatre. The British Musicals Collection is a new initiative from us in the London office that will support writers and composers and help them sustain the longevity of their work. TRW is so proud of this catalogue and excited about the future of musical theatre in Britain. We are currently looking at new productions nationwide, including at the upcoming Edinburgh Fringe, and the team can’t wait to begin conversations with all the talented writers we know are here in the UK!”

The British Musicals Collection currently features 3 titles:

The award-winning The Hunting of the Snark (Music & Lyrics Gareth Cooper, Book Annabel Wiogoder), The Battle of Boat(Book & Lyrics Jenna Donnelly, Book & Music Ethan Lewis Maltby) and Imaginary A New Musical (Book & Lyrics Timothy Knapman, Music & Lyrics Stuart Matthew Price).

TRW now want new British musicals to apply to join them. Composers/writers should send a short synopsis, script and any recordings they may already have to:

About Theatrical Rights Worldwide:

TRW is an international theatrical rights distributer based in New York and London, who have licensed Tony Award® winning Broadway shows, Olivier Award-winning West End shows, and a wide variety of Off-Broadway, Off-West End, regional shows and Theatre for Young Audiences musicals to professional, amateur, and education productions since 2006. After 12 hugely successful years based solely in New York, TRW this year opened a London office in the heart of the West End. TRW’s presence in London will lead to shorter response times for customers in the UK and Ireland, the ability to pay in Pounds and Euros, as well as an increase in show selection. All of this offered by a dedicated and passionate UK team, led by Drew Baker.

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Freya Ells

Theatrical Rights Worldwide

Telephone: 020 7101 9596


One thought on “TRW are on the search for new British musicals!

  1. Well, growing up I only was familiar with Broadway. I had no idea the West End existed: my 1st year of college- Les Mis entered my life and discovered the West End that way. Broadway and the West End are two wonderful places to experience theatre.

    Over here in the United States, the musical that opened in Broadway I looked forward to the most was Frozen due to my love for the movie: so already loved the songs. Then listened to some new songs and even loved those. All I need with the Broadway version really was listening to the songs- just need to wait for a tour to actually see it.


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