10 Minute Musicals

10 Minute Musicals

10 Minute Musicals is an innovative development programme to support musical theatre creators in Wales and Internationally and is now to be rolled out in 2017 after a successful first project this year.

10 Minute Musicals is held three times a year at The Other Room in Cardiff.

This project is of huge value to us as a company as we aspire to encourage and nurture new and existing creatives to write for musical theatre in Wales. International collaborations between artists is of huge importance to us.

Creative participants can include composers, playwrights, librettists, poets, musician and lyricists.

10 Minute Musicals includes networking, development of current practice and examining and providing the support artists need when evolving, progressing and advancing their writing skills for this genre.

We encourage a continued conversation with creatives and believe that this creative development project is a great springboard towards casting a new light on how you usually work.

Leeway Productions will provide mentorship support throughout the process, and will support artists as they find their way through what could seem like a daunting task. There will be a sharing of your work at The Other Room as a culmination to the process and the participants’ hard work.


CALLING OUT: COMPOSERS/ PLAYWRIGHTS/ LIBRETTISTS/ POETS/ MUSICIANS/ LYRICISTS

Who We're Looking For

10 Minute Musicals are looking for fresh innovative voices who are willing to push boundaries and play with form; creatives with a passion for the continued development of their practice.
10 Minute Musicals want you to have an openness to play, to be willing to try new approaches to develop the skills which will enable collaboration on a larger scale.
You will need to commit to 3 weekends worth of collaboration between artists. Some of these collaborations may be International, which can be curated via SKYPE and through the use of other innovative approaches. There are 3 specific workshop dates attached to each project where we will expect you to be ready to receive tasks which will help shape the work, which will also include a sharing of work at The Other Room.

When We're Doing This

There are three 10 Minute Musicals opportunities in 2017, to be held at The Other Room, Cardiff.

10MM (1) – Bilingual opportunity
Workshop 1: Jan 15th, 10am – 5pm
Workshop 2: Jan 22nd, 10am-5pm
Workshop 3 & Sharing of work: Jan 29th, 10am-6pm with
6pm sharing of work

10MM (2) Cymraeg Please note that this opportunity will be through the medium of Welsh only
Workshop 1, July 23rd, 10am-5pm
Workshop 2, July 30th, 10am- 5pm
Workshop 3 & Sharing of work, August 8th, 10am – 6pm with 6pm sharing of work

10MM (3) - Bilingual opportunity
Workshop 1, November 12th, 10am-5pm
Workshop 2, November 11th, 10am-5pm
Workshop 3 & Sharing of work, November 26th, 10am-6pm with 6pm sharing of work

Applying and Costs

The £80 per artist fee includes all three weekends’ mentorship, a template of activities and the opportunity to share your work at The Other Room to an invited audience of programmers, theatre makers and musical theatre supporters.
How to apply: Expressions of interest can be submitted as an individual artist and you will be matched with another artist OR as an existing writer/composer team. Please send a short example of your work along with a CV / Biog or a little about yourself and what you wish to gain from this opportunity to: leewayprods@gmail.com
Please include your name, a contact email address and phone number and state which of the three workshops you would like to take part in.


  • With a perfect location for us, Porters bar in the centre of the city, there appears to be a real seed of excitement, with exceptional talent already in place.
    Lowri Cook
  • What interested me specifically was how we were encouraged to hand over our natural instincts to push the area of skills we would normally use and collaborate in a way that helps you see the many clogs in the creating process
    Francois Pandolfo (writer)
  • The week’s experimental exercise has opened a wealth of possibilities for new musical theatre in Cardiff. It has been eye opening to learn that much more is possible from this art form that I had previously expected so little from. Well done to all concerned and I look forward to seeing the next developments.
    Jane Oriel (Arts Scene Wales)