BEAM2018: Shining a light on new British musical theatre

BEAM2018 is a two day biennial industry showcase of new British musical theatre. The work is found via a series of innovative pitching days held at key producing venues across the UK.

BEAM is co-produced by Musical Theatre Network and Mercury Musical Developments who are proud to present BEAM2018 at Theatre Royal Stratford East, London on 1st – 2nd March 2018.

Over two days you can expect to see new work by 58 British writers. Key industry figures will be gathered together to view the most exciting talent and emerging projects from across the UK.

No other showcase goes as far to find the most promising new musicals in development.

You don’t want to miss out.

“I’ve never felt a buzz quite like it… while new writing of plays thrives in theatres up and down the land, there’s hardly ever been a truly co-ordinated attempt to develop and promote new musicals from the ground up. Until now… What BEAM2016 did was bring writers and supporters of new musicals to the same party – and make them part of a community… It was an inspiring event – and a provocative one. The future of British musicals may well have been born in those two days.”
Mark Shenton in The Stage


If you’ve read all the pages of this website and still have unanswered questions check out our FAQ page, or contact us via info@beamshowcase.com

We are extremely grateful to Arts Council England and PRS for Music Foundation for their core funding support, and to Theatre Royal Stratford East for hosting BEAM2018:




If you are interesting in being a sponsor, please visit our SUPPORT page to find out more or contact victoria@mercurymusicals.co.uk