Founded in 2006 by Andy & Wendy Barnes, Perfect Pitch is a not-for-profit theatre company, supported by Arts Council England, dedicated to creating new British musicals.
We work in collaboration with writers, composers and creators throughout the journey of their musical from initial idea to full production, offering creative and dramaturgical support, workshops and readings along the way. Once developed Perfect Pitch seeks production opportunities for the musicals and continues to support the writing teams through the process.
“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.”
Patron MICHAEL BALL with Producers Andy Barnes & Wendy Barnes
and the 2016 PERFECT PITCH AWARD FINALISTS
We are privileged to work with development partners around the UK and abroad to support the development of our musicals. Past and present partners include Nimax, Digital Theatre, Arts Educational, The Lowry, Royal & Derngate Northampton, University of Central Lancashire, GSA & Broadway Licensing.
To date, our musicals have had full productions all over the world including London’s West End, New York, Seoul, Sydney, Tokyo and California. Check out our SHOW pages for more information.
Perfect Pitch is proud to be supported by two fantastic patrons – Stephen Fry and Michael Ball. Both continue to support our work on a regular basis.
Stephen hosted our gala concert The Great British Musical at the Criterion Theatre in London, which featured 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 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 The Other Palace, London.
“Perfect Pitch, who are an extraordinary organisation, 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, ALFIE BOE, STILES & DREWE & the cast of THE GREAT BRITISH MUSICAL 2011