Musical Theatre composers  George Stiles and Anthony Drewe in collaboration with The British Theatre Academy are launching a new award.

The British composers behind Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Half A Sixpence’, ‘The Wind In The Willows’ and ‘Soho Cinders’ along with The British Theatre Academy are on the look out for the next generation of West End talent.

Together the composers and theatre company have announced the launch of the Musical Theatre Young Singer Award. To enter the annual award, youngsters aged 6 – 18 from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have to video themselves performing a song from any Stiles + Drewe show.

The winners in both the 6 – 12 and 13 – 18 categories will be crowned the UK’s Musical Theatre Young Singer of the Year and scoop £200 in theatre gift vouchers.  It is completely free to enter, with the deadline for entries being the 31st July.

The judging panel is set to include Stiles + Drewe, theatre producer Danielle Tarento, actor Maiyah Quansah Breed (‘SIX’), director Steven Dexter, casting
director Harry Blumenau and Willy Mukendi, who runs one of the UK’s largest musical theatre fan platform, MTAS (The Musical Theatre Appreciation Society).

With many young people missing out on regular performing arts classes this summer due to the Covid pandemic, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe said: “This virtual competition will hopefully inspire young people to  get their voice heard. Let’s get young artists from around the UK singing again!”

Full details and terms and conditions can be found at www.btayoungsinger.com