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  • Website fully functional again!

    After several months of relying on a temporary website with limited functionality, we are now back with a new hosting solution which we are confident will be much more robust than the old one – this should see the end of those annoying “Account Suspended” notices which seemed to pop up regularly!

    We’d like to thank Jeff Pullinger of Existence (www.existenceltd.com) for his hard work in recovering the files and getting us up and running again.


  • Check out our new “Events” page!

    We’ve added a new feature to the NMN website – an Events page. You can access the page from the menu above (just to the left of the “Contact Us” item).

    If you’d like to have your event (show, conference, course or in fact virtually anything!) featured on this page please get in touch via the contact form, or drop an email to peter@newmusicals.org.uk.

    In the meantime, have a look at the events already listed and do feel free to support them by going along!


  • Change to website homepage

    Regular visitors to the NMN website will notice a change to the homepage.

    Previously the site opened up with the “About Us” page showing, but we have decided to change it so that the first thing you see are the most recent news postings. It seemed to us a more logical starting point for visitors to the site.


  • Media samples pages – mp3 player not supported in Firefox

    It appears that if you use Firefox for your browser you will encounter a problem with playing mp3 demos on the media samples pages. Firefox does not currently support the playing of mp3 files.

    We understand there are some solutions to this difficulty, and we will investigate the best way to re-code the samples to make them accessible to those of you who use Firefox. In the meantime, you are advised to swap to a different browser in order to hear the samples.


  • Media samples

    Users of this site who have mp3 demos, videos, photos, script samples, in fact anything they think might be of interest to other enthusiasts/practitioners can now have their own dedicated “Media Samples” page.

    Because of the recent problem we had with hackers, uploading files to this facility will be tightly controlled (at least for now). This simply means that we would ask you to contact us first (via the Contact Us form) to tell us about your requirements, after which we will provide a dedicated mechanism for you to upload your files. We’re sorry of this sounds a bit clunky, but having been bitten (twice) by the loathsome hacking fraternity we are taking no chances!

    One brave composer, Judit Catan, has set the ball rolling by uploading some mp3 demos of some songs from two of her musicals, Girl With a Torch and Of Angels and Demons. So go ahead and click on “Media Samples” in the menu bar, then click through to Judit’s page to take a listen. Enjoy!

    We look forward to including other composers’ work in the near future.


  • The NMN website

    Here’s the place where you can keep up to date with the progress we have made with restoring the site after the nasty hacking attack during the summer.

    1st October – finished removing all the hacked files and completed checking for hacked code.

    Performed a clean install of WordPress, using the default “Twenty-thirteen” theme to provide a holding page to replace the hacker’s message.

    2nd October – installed a new theme and header image.

    Added  “Contact Us” page with functionality to submit a form, together with “captcha” security to prevent automatic submissions.

    Started to re-instate a menu structure and populated the list of musicals and network list using an archive from August 2012.

    5th October – added a Twitter feed and a theatre news feed from The Guardian.

    7th October – restored many (but not all) of the pages with details of musicals.

    8th October – most of the musicals database is now restored.

    10th October – added a “Media Samples” page and a “Subscribe” page to enable signing up for our newsletter.