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A programme of intimate and frank afternoon conversations as part of MT Fest UK at The Other Palace. Taking place in the Studio throughout the festival, producer Paul Taylor-Mills will be in discussion with some of the industry’s most celebrated musical theatre practitioners. Mon 11 Feb, 10.00am: Good Thing Going: The relationship between Agent and Casting Director, with David Grindrod (Casting Director) and Alastair Lindsay-Renton (Agent at Curtis Brown). Tue 12 Feb, 2.00pm: Gotta Get A Gimmick: Marketing a New Musical with James Charrington (Chief Executive of Dewynters), Emma De Souza (Head of Media and Marketing for SOLT), Dawn Farrow (CEO of Boom Ents) and Sita McIntosh (COO for WhatsOnStage). Sat 16 Feb, 11.00am: We Can Do It: You’ve Made a New Show… Now How to Get it On with Danielle Tarento (Producer) and Victoria Saxton (Executive Director of Mercury Musical Developments). Mon 18 Feb, 10.00am: Dancing Through Life: Making new musicals move with Arlene Philips (Choreographer) and Joanne Clifton (Performer and Writer). Tue 19 Feb, 11.00am: I Can Do That: The Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts in Auditions with Paul Wooller (Head of Casting for Cameron Mackintosh Ltd). Wed 20 Feb, 11.00am: Everybody’s Got The Right: The Changing Face of Criticism and How New Musicals are Reviewed with Mark Shenton (Theatre Critic and new musicals advocate). Sat 23 Feb, 11.00am: No One is Alone: The Art of Collaboration with Drew McOnie (Director and Choreographer)

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