Victoria Saxton is a writer & dramaturg with an expertise in new musical theatre.
She is currently working on several TV feature films for Reel One Entertainment, alongside a children’s musical using the music of CBeebies star Nick Cope for the North Wall Theatre/David Luff Productions, alongside a book about the dramaturgy of new musicals for Bloomsbury Publishing.
Select writing credits include: Lyrics for Fragments, opening in April 2023 at the Playground Theatre, London, then touring to Oxford, several audio drama commissions for Big Finish Productions, including ‘Bernice Summerfield Adventures’ featuring the late David Warner and ‘ATA Girl –Ep 2 Flying with a Spitfire’ which was a BBC Audio Award Finalist, Head of the Table with drama desk nominee Paul Castles (Young Vic Labs) and Marriage a la Mode with Charles Miller (Chichester University). Their song ‘Juliet kind of Love’ was a finalist for the 2020 Stiles+Drewe Best New Song Prize and received a special mention from the judges.
Her dramaturgy clients call her the ‘musical whisperer’ and range across Broadway, Off Broadway and UK touring producers and writers. Victoria has worked with writers who are produced at the National Theatre, the RSC, The Globe as well as The Public Theatre, Vineyard and NYTW.
Victoria was a visiting lecturer at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where she designed and led a Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Programme which is still going strong. For many years Victoria worked at the National Theatre and helped co-design the advanced musical theatre writers group. Victoria was Executive Director of Mercury Musical Developments from 2015-2019 co-creating and producing BEAM2016 & 2018 - the UK's largest showcase of New British Musical Theatre. She has an M.F.A in Musical Theatre Writing from GMTWP, NYU, Tisch School of the Arts and also trained at the Royal Court, Young Writers Programme.