Jordan Paul Clarke gets residency at BYMT

Published: 21 November 2021
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Jordan Paul Clarke Credit: B Clarence Photography)

The next Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer is Jordan Paul Clarke who will be placed with the British Youth Music Theatre starting in January.

Jordan Paul Clarke, whose credits include Showstopper: The Improvised Musical and Mischief Theatre, said, “I am beyond grateful to have been chosen as the Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer with British Youth Music Theatre this year.

"Opportunities like these—which allow artists to freely focus on creating new musical theatre with resources and financial support—are rare blessings. It fills me with immeasurable joy to know I'm able to spend the next six months supported by such a nurturing organisation.

"This is a scheme which puts artists' ideas first, and provides the creative and financial support needed to ensure those ideas can be brought to fruition. I'm incredibly grateful to be welcomed into the wonderful team at BYMT, and to Mercury Musical Developments and Musical Theatre Network for providing this brilliant opportunity, along with their steadfast advocacy and support."

This year, all the shortlisted writers—Adam Howell, Matt Regan, Joanna Taylor, Michael Betteridge and Nimrita Kaur—have also been offered opportunities at BYMT.