“What we try and do is find, encourage, nurture new musical writing talent in this country. It’s what we have to do. Musicals are the lifeblood of the theatre. We have to find new talent, we have to encourage them.”
Michael Ball, Patron of Perfect Pitch
photo: Michael Ball with Wendy Barnes and Andy Barnes the producers of Perfect Pitch.
Perfect Pitch is a not-for-profit theatre company, supported by Arts Council England, dedicated to creating new British musicals. Established in 2006, we work in collaboration with venues, writers, producers and creatives all over the UK and beyond to create, develop, produce and license high quality new British musicals.
We work together with the writers and composers throughout the journey of the musical from initial idea to full production, offering creative and dramaturgical support, workshops and readings along the way. Once the shows are fully developed Perfect Pitch licenses the shows to both professional and amateur companies in the UK and overseas. To date, our new musicals have had full productions all over the world including London’s West End, New York, Korea, Japan, Belgium, Mexico, California and Indiana.
We have recently had a collection of their work featuring Lift and From Up Here added to digitaltheatre.com for audiences worldwide to view online.
British productions include: The Go-Between 2016, Apollo Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue; Lift, Soho Theatre, London; The House of Mirrors & Hearts, Arcola Theatre, London; From Up Here, the Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park; The Go-Between 2011, West Yorkshire Playhouse/Royal and Derngate/Derby Live; Defect, Arts Eduational School; Lia’s Guide to Winning the Lottery, The Musical Theatre Academy; The 45th Marvellous Chatterley Village Fete (previously titled Sex and the Village), Theatre Royal, Bury St.Edmunds.
We are proud to be endorsed by two high profiled patrons Michael Ball and Stephen Fry. In 2011 Stephen Fry hosted our gala concert The Great British Musical at the Criterion Theatre London, featuring songs from our new musicals alongside classic British musical theatre songs and performed by a host of West End stars including Alfie Boe, Michael Xavier, Emma Williams and Julie Atherton. Michael Ball has hosted and judged our Perfect Pitch Award in 2014 (in association with The Royal & Derngate) and in 2016 (in association with Theatre Royal Stratford East) both held at St James Theatre.London.
“Perfect Pitch, who are an extraordinary organization, see, nurture, develop, and incubate ideas for musicals… I think we sometimes forget in Britain just how extraordinarily good we are at musicals.”
Stephen Fry, Patron of Perfect Pitch