BEAM 2018

BEAM 2018

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.




Below is a list of participants in BEAM 2018.


The Bow Maker
Finn Anderson – Writer & Composer
Tania Azevedo – Director
Daniel Jarvis  – Musical Director

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


Bollywood Rose
Ajay Srivastav – Music & Lyrics
Sumerah Srivastav – Book
Adam Lenson  – Director
Julie Clare  – Producer

The Season
Jim Barne – Composer
Kit Buchan – Lyricist


The Wind Singer
Teresa Howard – Book & Lyrics
Sarah Llewelleyn – Music
Cressida Carré – Director
Catherine Jayes – Musical Director

Lucky Petra
Chris Ash – Composer
Carl Miller – Book & Lyrics
Pete Rowe – Director
Cecily O’Neill (2Time Theatre) – Co-Producer


Matthew Herbert – Music & Lyrics
Alexandra Wood – Book & Lyrics
Sarah Jane Murray – Producer

My Marcello
Rosabella Gregory – Composer
Dina Gregory – Lyricist
Corey Brunish – Bookwriter & Producer
Kate Golledge – Director



Cordelia O’Driscoll – Music & Lyrics
Tom Williams – Book & Lyrics

Song Unsung
David Tse – Book & Lyrics
Chris Chan – Music & Co-Lyrics
Shuet-Kei (Suki) Cheung – Producer

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

Mark Aspinall – Composer & Lyricist

Hoarding The Musical
Rob Green – Music, Lyrics & Musical Director
Ben Welch – Creative Producer (Sheep Soup)


Terror At The Sweetshop
Gavin Brock – Composer & Lyricist
Nichola Rivers – Bookwriter

Home From Here: A Scottish Musical
Shonagh Murray – Music & Lyrics
Kirsty Findlay – Book
Naomi Stirrat  – Book

Things I’m Not
Getrude Veremu – Writer & Composer
Jessica Beck – Director & Dramaturg

The Teacup Poisoner
Mark Powell – Book & Lyrics
Ben Occhipinti – Music
Rob Hiley – Musical Director/Arranger

Tasha Taylor Johnson – Book, Music & Lyrics
Phil Cornwell – Additional arrangements/Music/Material
Amy Anders Cochoran – Director
Adam Taylor – Sound Designer


Rob Castell – Book, Music & Lyrics
Sarah Tipple – Book & Director

The Demon Headmaster
Matt Borgatti – Book
Mary Erskine – Music & Lyrics
Will Dollard – Music & Lyrics

Over the Bridge
Shona White – Producer & Additional lyrics
Lisbee Stainton – Music, Lyrics & Producer
Sarah Travis – Musical Supervisor, Arranger & Producer
Cressida Carré – Director, Choreographer & Producer

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

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


The Only Place Left
Ross Millard – Creative
Maria Crocker – Creative

Eamonn O’Dwyer – Writer Showcase
Eamonn O’Dwyer – Composer & Lyricist

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

Jack And I
Matthew Lim – Book, Music & Lyrics
Mingyu Lin – Director
Shuang Teng – Producer

Darren Clarke & Rhys Jennings – Writer Showcase
Darren Clarke – Music & Lyrics
Rhys Jennings – Book


Footballer’s Wives
Katherine Gotts – Music & Lyrics
Maureen Chadwick – Book

Liam O’Rafferty & Dan Travis – Writer Showcase
Liam O’Rafferty – Book, Music & Lyrics
Dan Jarvis – Music & lyrics, Musical Director & Arranger

New Life
Firdos Ali – Book & Lyrics
Izo Fitzroy – Music & Lyrics

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

Operation Mincemeat
Natasha Hodgson – Book & Lyrics
Zoe Roberts – Book & Lyrics
David Cumming – Book & Lyrics
Felix Hagan – Composer


Free Solo

Jack Godfrey – Book, Music & Lyrics)

Haendel On the Estate
Coco Mbassi – Book, Lyrics & Musical Arranger

Jay Cameron – Composer & Lyricist
Emily Aboud – Director

On This Day
Rebecca Applin – Composer & Co-Creator
Pete Ashmore – Writer & Actor-Musician
Adam Lenson – Director

Rough Sleeper
Barnaby Hallam – Writer & Director
Tamara Saringer – Musical Director
Martha Jordan – Producer

Remember Remember
Christian Czornyj – Book, Music & Lyrics
Adam Lenson – Director
Rebecca Grant – Musical Director

Shane Solanki – Writer

Simon And His Shoes
Stephanie Singer – Composer
Laurel Haines – Librettist & Lyricist

John-Victor – Book, Music & Lyrics

Thor And Loki
Harry Blake – Music & Lyrics
Vicky Graham – Producer


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

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

Mysterious Birth Musical
Emily Rose Simons – Composer & Lyricist
Emily Claire Schmitt – Bookwriter
Ria T. DiLullo – Director

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

Soul Mates
David Kent – Writer & Composer
Simon Greiff – Director
Julie Clare – Producer


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

Francine Morgan – Book, Music & Lyrics

Amir Shoenfeld – Writer Showcase
Amir Shoenfeld – Composer & Lyricist

Between Us
Elizabeth Carter – Writer & Conceiver
Josef Pitura-Riley – Music & Lyrics
Rhonda Carlson – Creative Consultant & Co-Director
Kevan Patriquin – Creative Consultant & Co-Director

Kali’s Toenail
Sonali Bhattacharyya – Book & Lyrics
Theo Jamieson – Music & Lyrics



Dom James – Composer
Tom Ryalls – Bookwriter & Lyricist
Harriet Syndercombe Court – Vocals
James Junior – Vocals

The Bridge Of San Luis Rey
Tim Connor – Composer & Lyricist
Susannah Pearse – Bookwriter

Country Dream
Giles Fernando – Writer, Lyricist & Composer
Sara Eker – Composer, Lyricist & Writer

Benjamin Till – Writer Showcase
Benjamin Till – Composer & Lyricist

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