Finn makes music in two cities

Published: 15 March 2020
Reporter: David Upton

Finn Anderson will be The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer for a co-hosted residency at The Lowry and Hope Mill Theatre starting next month.

Mercury Musical Developments and Musical Theatre Network run the scheme, which is made possible by funding from the Cameron Mackintosh Foundation.

Musical theatre composers are paired with a theatre venue (or in this case two, co-hosting the residency) and given the opportunity to be involved in a range of work which could include underscoring plays, setting text to music or creating their own new work.

Recent venues have included the Royal Shakespeare Company, Dundee Rep, Lyric Hammersmith, Leeds Playhouse, Curve and New Wolsey Theatre.

Finn is the second of five placements that MTN and MMD will be facilitating over 2018–21.

He is a Scottish musical theatre writer, composer and singer-songwriter working throughout the UK and internationally.