Anthony Drewe

Anthony Drewe Portrait


Stiles and Drewe are a multi award-winning musical theatre writing partnership. Writing credits include HONK! (National Theatre, UK Tour and Worldwide), MARY POPPINS (West End, Broadway, International and UK Tour), Cameron Mackintosh’s new version of HALF A SIXPENCE (Chichester Festival Theatre and West End), TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT (Minerva Theatre, Chichester), THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS (UK Tour and West End), BETTY BLUE EYES (West End and UK Tour), JUST SO (Tricycle Theatre, Chichester Festival Theatre and International), PETER PAN – A MUSICAL ADVENTURE (West Yorkshire Playhouse, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Royal Festival Hall and International), and SOHO CINDERS (Soho Theatre and in concert at the Queen’s Theatre). 

In development they have SOAPDISH for Broadway, and a new project with director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell.

Stiles and Drewe have also completed a trilogy of 50-minute musicals for younger audiences, GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARSTHE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF and THREE LITTLE PIGS

Independently, George composed the musicals MOLL FLANDERSTHE THREE MUSKETEERS and TOM JONES, and the music for Sam Mendes’ productions of TWELFTH NIGHT and UNCLE VANYA

Anthony has written lyrics for the musicals THE CARD and A TWIST OF FATE

Stiles and Drewe have written two revues, and have contributed songs to a variety of theatre, TV and radio shows including the RSC’s SHAKESPEARE REVUE, the National Theatre’s CHAIN PLAY and Dame Edna Everage’s LOOK AT ME WHEN I’M TALKING TO YOU

 Stiles and Drewe’s many awards include: The Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical (Honk!), three of the top prizes at the International Musical of the Year Awards for Peter Pan and The Three Musketeers, the TMA Best Musical Award (Moll Flanders), The Straits Times Award for Best Musical (A Twist of Fate), the first ever Vivian Ellis Prize (Just So). Mary Poppins has won 45 major theatre awards around the globe including Tony, Olivier, Helpmann and London Evening Standard Awards.

 Stiles and Drewe’s passion for new musical theatre writing is recognised via the annual Stiles and Drewe Prize for Best New Song, now in its 9th year, and their new Mentorship Award supported by Music Theatre International (Europe). They are also founding board members of Mercury Musical Developments (MMD), Associate Artists at The Watermill Theatre and patrons of the London Musical Theatre Orchestra.