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Luke Bateman & Michael Conley are the most successful musical theatre writers to emerge from their respective mothers.


Luke Bateman is a multi-award-winning composer. Luke studied composition and Twentieth Century Music under professor Martin Butler at the University of Sussex and voice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Luke has written for TV, stage and film. Musical theatre successes include the West End and Off Broadway hit, MR POPPER'S PENGUINS and the Off West End hits THE SORROWS OF SATAN and THE LITTLE BEASTS.


Michael Conley studied musical theatre performance at Abilene Christian University. In New York he hosted the award-winning GAY & LESBIAN COMEDY FEST and starred in HELLO, BOYS!, a revue of songs he wrote with Matthew Loren Cohen.  Musicals include the Off West End hits SUPERHERO, THE SORROWS OF SATAN and THE LITTLE BEASTS.


Bateman & Conley are founding members of BOOK Music & Lyrics, the only professional development programme for musical theatre practitioners in the UK. Together they have written THE SORROWS OF SATAN, THE LITTLE BEASTS and PERSONALITY.

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