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
Perfect Pitch is a not-for-profit theatre company, supported by Arts Council England, dedicated to creating new British musicals. Established in 2006, they 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.
They 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, Perfect Pitch’s new musicals have had full productions all over Britain as well as New York, Korea, Japan, Belgium and Indiana.
British productions include: LIFT, Soho Theatre, London; From Up Here, the Wilde Theatre, South Hill Park; The Go-Between, West Yorkshire Playhouse/Royal and Derngate/Derby Live; Defect, Arts Eduational School; Lia’s Guide to Winning the Lottery, The Musical Theatre Academy; Sex and the Village, Bury St Edmunds.
Perfect Pitch are proud to be endorsed by two high profile patrons, Michael Ball and Stephen Fry. In 2011 Stephen Fry hosted their gala concert “The Great British Musical” at the Criterion Theatre London, featuring songs from their 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.
"Perfect Pitch, who are an extraordinary organisation, see, nurture, develop, and incubate new ideas for musicals…I think we sometimes forget in Britain just how extraordinarily good we are at musicals."
Stephen Fry (Patron of Perfect Pitch)