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Thursday, July 06, 2017

Male writers outnumber women 9:1 in British musicals

Carousel, News | The Stage: Three-quarters of musicals staged in the West End over the past decade had no women on their writing teams.

Research by The Stage reveals nearly nine out of 10 musicals had a book written entirely by men, with women credited for the script of just 12% of productions.

The figures represent any time a woman was credited for either the book, music or lyrics of a show, and have been described as "shocking" by industry figures.

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