BEAM 2018

BEAM 2018

Drama, Workshop, On Stage

A two-day industry showcase of over 50 new British musicals!

BEAM2018 is a two-day industry showcase of over 50 new British musicals, identifying and supporting diverse new work to reach those with an interest in developing or staging it.

BEAM will take place 10-6pm on Thu 1 and Fri 2 Mar 2018 – your ticket will be valid for BOTH days and include lunch and refreshments.

BEAM is co-produced by Musical Theatre Network and Mercury Musical Developments, in association with Theatre Royal Stratford East. Join the conversation: #BEAM2018

Click the 'Participants' tab to see who'll be at BEAM2018.

BEAM is:

- A biennial industry showcase of new British musical theatre.

- The most extensive overview of the new writing landscape of British musicals, with presentations of/excerpts from over 50 new works, by their writers or producers, selected from various pitching days held around the UK.

- Intended to efficiently give access to the most exciting writers of, and ideas for, new British musicals – particularly for those venues and producers with resources to develop new musicals.

- A marketplace and networking opportunity for those wanting to develop, produce, or support brilliant new British musical theatre.

Those who attended BEAM2016 likened it to a “Woodstock moment” for new British musicals, as there was such a buzz generated around the quality and diversity of talent showcased. Producers praised how easy it made finding and getting involved with exciting projects at an early stage of development. Those presenting work praised the non-competitive, supportive environment where they could present alongside peers, and move forward with a renewed sense of community and pride in the new writing sector of British musicals. The event trended on Twitter for three days, and over 60% of the new musicals showcased went on to be produced or further developed, mostly with support found at BEAM. Whether you’re a writer, producer or supporter of new British musical theatre, we hope you’ll want to be part of BEAM2018 here at Theatre Royal Stratford East on 1 & 2 Mar 2018. 

BEAM is supported with public funding from Arts Council England, and also by a grant from PRS for Music Foundation.

BEAM will take place 10-6pm on Thu 1 and Fri 2 March 2018 – your ticket will be valid for BOTH days and include lunch and refreshments.


  • Thu 1 Mar 10:00 AM £95.00
  • Thu 1 Mar 10:00 AM £95.00

Below is a list of participants in BEAM 2018.

Bollywood Rose 
Book - Sumerah Srivastav
Music and Lyrics - Ajay Srivastav
Director - Adam Lenson
Producer - Julie Clare

Christmas Already 
Composer - Jim Barne
Lyricist/Bookwriter - Kit Buchan

The Wind Singer
Book and Lyrics - Teresa Howard
Music - Sarah Llewellyn

Lucky Petra 
Composer - Christopher Ash
Book and Lyrics - Carl Miller
Co-Producer - Cecily O’Neill (2Time Theatre)

The Bow
Writer and Composer - Finn Anderson
Director - Tania Azevedo
Musical Director - Daniel Jarvis

F**ked in Marrakech 
Writer - Alex Young
Writer - Kate Marlais

Music and Lyrics - Matthew Herbert
Book and Lyrics - Alexandra Wood

My Marcello 
Composer - Rosabella Gregory
Lyricist - Dina Gregory
Bookwriter and Producer - Corey Brunish

The Lost Ones
Composer - Dylan Wynford
Book Writer - Sevan K Greene
Director - Tania Azevedo

Book, Music and Lyrics - John-Victor

Composer/Lyricist - Emily Rose Simons
Bookwriter - Emily Claire Schmitt
Director - Ria T. DiLullo

Operation Mincemeat
Natasha Hodgson
David Cumming
Zoe Roberts

Thor and Loki
Producer - Vicky Graham
Book, Music and Lyrics - Harry Blake

Amir Shoenfeld Showcase
Composer and Lyricist - Amir Shoenfeld

The Letter Room Showcase
Co-Director - Stan Hodgson
Co-Director -  Meghan Doyle
Producer - Jake Orr

Things I'm Not
Director and Dramaturg - Jessica Beck
Writer and Composer - Getrude Veremu 

The Teacup Poisoner
Book and Lyrics - Mark Powell
Music - Ben Occhipinti
Musical Director and Arranger - Rob Hiley

Terror At The Sweetshop
Composer and Lyricist - Gavin Brock
Book Writer - Nichola Rivers 
Director - Simon Fielding

Composer - Dom James
Book Writer and Lyricist - Tom Ryalls

Simon And His Shoes
Composer - Stephanie Singer
Librettist and Lyricist - Laurel Haines

On This Day
Composer and Co-creator - Rebecca Applin
Writer and Actor-musician - Pete Ashmore
Director - Adam Lenson Director

Haendel On The Estate
Book, Lyrics and Musical Arrangement - Coco Mbassi

Jump Space
Music, Lyrics, Book and Producer - Greg Davidson
Music, Lyrics and Book - Chris Coxon

Kali's Toenail
Book and Lyrics - Sonali Bhattacharyya
Music and Lyrics - Theo Jamieson

New Life 
Book - Firdos Ali
Music and Lyrics - Izo Fitzroy

Demon Headmaster
Book - Matt Borgatti
Music and Lyrics - Mary Erskine
Music and Lyrics - Will Dollard

Creative - Ross Millard
Creative - Maria Crocker

Footballers’ Wives
Music and Lyrics - Katherine Gotts
Book - Maureen Chadwick

Director - Phillip Breen
Co-Producer - Libby Brodie
Musical Director - Toby Higgins
Writer - Donald Rice
Lyricist and Composer - Eva Rice
Lead Producer - Leonora Twynam

Che The Musical
Producer - Michelle Barnette
Composer - Craig Adams
Writer - Lee Whitelock
Writer - Gabriela Garcia
Writer - Jack Murray
Director - Sara Joyce

Home From Away: A Scottish Musical
Music and Lyrics - Shonagh Murray
Book - Kirsty Findlay
Book - Naomi Stirrat

Pattie Shop Diaries
Book, Music and Lyrics - Mike Scott-Harding
Musical Director - Harry Style

Music and Lyrics - Rob Castell

Book, Lyrics and Music - Francine Morgan

Music and Lyrics - Cordelia O’Driscoll
Book and Lyrics - Tom Williams

Writer - Paul Montgomery
Writer - Graeme Cameron
Writer - Stephen Smith
Writer - Paul Milligan

Composer and Lyricist - Mark Aspinall

Book, Music and Lyrics - Tasha Taylor Johnson
Additional Arrangements, Music and Material - Phil Cornwell
Director - Amy Anders Cochoran
Sound Designer - Adam Taylor

Saved By The Cake
Producer - Josh Boyd-Rochford
Music and Lyrics - Dillie Keane
Book - Julie Clare
Book - Carol Russell

Remember Remember
Book, Music and Lyrics - Christian Czornyj
Director - Adam Lenson
Music Director - Rebecca Grant

Country Dream
Writer, Lyricist and Composer - Giles Fernando
Writer, Lyricist and Composer - Sara Eker

Writer Shane Solanki

Bridge Over San Luis
Music and Lyrics - Rey Tim Connor
Book and Lyrics - Sue Pearse

Liam O'Rafferty Showcase
Writer and Producer - Liam O’Rafferty

Greyfriars Bobby
Book, Lyrics and Director - Andrew Dyer
Composer, Lyrics and Musical Director - Hannah Jarrett-Scott

Over The Bridge
Producer and Additional Lyrics - Shona White
Music, Lyrics and Producer - Lisbee Stainton
Musical Supervisor, Arranger and Producer - Sarah Travis
Director, Choreographer and Producer - Cressida Carré

Benjamin Till Showcase
Music and Lyrics - Benjamin Till

Composer and Lyricist - Jay Cameron
Director - Emily Aboud

Music and Lyrics - Dougal Irvine

Between Us
Written and Conceived by Elizabeth Carter
Music and Lyrics - Josef Pitura-Riley
Creative Consultant and Director - Rhonda Carlson
Creative Consultant and Director - Kevan Patriquin

Jack And I
Producer - Shuang Teng Producer
Book, Lyrics and Music - Matthew Lim
Director - Mingyu Lin

Rough Sleeper
Writer and Director - Barnaby Hallam
Musical Director - Tamara Saringer
Producer - Martha Jordan

Song Unsung
Creative Director - David Tse
Music Director - Chris Chan
Producer - Shuet-Kei Cheung

Hoarder the Musical
Sheep Soup

Pieces Of String
Writer and Composer - Gus Gowland
Director - Daniel Buckroyd
Musical Director - Paul Herbert
Producer - Tracey Childs

Soul Night Special
Producer - Julie Clare
Book, Music and Lyrics - David Kent

Darren Clarke & Rhys Jennings Showcase
Music and Lyrics - Darren Clarke
Book - Rhys Jennings

Eamonn O'Dwyer Showcase
Composer and Lyricist - Eamonn O’Dwyer

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