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Anthony Drewe

Anthony Drewe

In their 30-year collaboration, the multi-award winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe have written the musicals: BETTY BLUE EYES, SOHO CINDERS, HONK!, JUST SO, PETER PAN - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE, TUTANKHAMUN and the new songs, dance and vocal arrangements for the world-wide smash-hit Cameron Mackintosh/Disney production of MARY POPPINS. Their current projects include SOAPDISH for Broadway, WIND in the WILLOWS with Julian Fellowes for the West End, and a new adaptation of Graham Greene's TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT. Stiles and Drewe have recently premiered two shows for younger audiences - THE THREE LITTLE PIGS and GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS. Since winning the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2000, their show, HONK! has been seen by more than 6 million people all over the world in over 8,000 productions in more than 20 languages. With lyricist Paul Leigh, George has composed the musicals: MOLL FLANDERS, THE THREE MUSKETEERS, and TOM JONES, and his other work includes the music for Sam Mendes' TWELTH NIGHT and UNCLE VANYA (Donmar Warehouse and BAM). He is currently writing a new dance drama with choreographer Drew McOnie based on Oscar Wilde's short story, THE STAR CHILD. Anthony's other musicals are: THE CARD (with composer Tony Hatch) and A TWIST OF FATE (with composer Dick Lee). He and George also contributed songs for the RSC's world-wide hit THE SHAKESPEARE REVUE. Stiles and Drewe's awards include: Olivier Award for Best New Musical (HONK!), Eliot Norton Award for Outstanding Musical Production (HONK!), and a host of awards for MARY POPPINS around the world. George & Anthony are founding board-members of Mercury Musical Developments, a charitable organisation that nurtures new musical writing in the UK, which also awards the annual Stiles and Drewe Prize for a new song written for the musical stage.

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