Millie Taylor is Professor of Musical Theatre. She worked as a freelance musical director and for almost twenty years toured Britain and Europe with a variety of musicals including West Side Story, Rocky Horror Show, Little Shop of Horrors and Sweeney Todd. During her freelance years she completed an MA in Theatre Practice and a PhD in Drama and Music, both at Exeter University. Not surprisingly her research interests centre on the interactions of the performing arts, particularly music and theatre. Her books include: Musical Theatre, Realism and Entertainment, British Musical Theatre Since 1950, and British Pantomime Performance. She is currently working on Theatre Music and Sound at the RSC: Macbeth to Matilda which will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2019.