George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
New Songs and Additional Music, Dance and Vocal Arrangements/New Songs and Additional Lyrics
Stiles and Drewe are a multi award-winning musical theatre writing partnership whose shows have been seen all over the world and translated into many languages.
Their scores include the Olivier Award-winning Honk!, which has been seen by more than 6 million people in over 8,000 productions, and the recent West End productions of Half A Sixpence and The Wind in the Willows, both with books by Julian Fellowes. Their other shows are Soho Cinders, Betty Blue Eyes, Travels With My Aunt, Peter Pan - A Musical Adventure, Just So and Tutankhamun.
George and Anthony have also written a trilogy of 50-minute musicals for younger audiences: Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Three Little Pigs.
Future projects include Becoming Nancy with director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell and a stage version of Robert Harling's film Soapdish.
Independently, as a composer, George's credits include the musicals Moll Flanders, The Three Musketeers, Tom Jones as well as scores for Sam Mendes' stage productions of Twelfth Night, Uncle Vanya and Habeas Corpus (Donmar Warehouse).
Independently, as a lyricist, Anthony's credits include The Card (Watermill/Regent's Park) and A Twist Of Fate (Singapore Rep).
Honk! has won many international awards including the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical, while Mary Poppins has collected 45 major theatre awards around the globe, including Tony, Olivier, Helpmann and London Evening Standard Awards. Stiles and Drewe were nominated for Best New Musical at the 2016 WhatsOnStage Awards for Half A Sixpence and Betty Blue Eyes was nominated for the 2012 Olivier Award. Other awards include the TMA Best Musical Award for Moll Flanders and The Straits Times Award for Best Musical for A Twist of Fate.
Stiles and Drewe support new musical theatre writing via the annual Stiles and Drewe Prize for Best New Song, now in its 12th year, and in 2016 launched their Mentorship Award supported by Music Theatre International (Europe). They are founding board members of Mercury Musical Developments, Associate Artistes at The Watermill Theatre and patrons of the London Musical Theatre Orchestra and The Musical Theatre Academy.