You will be booked in to a fifteen-minute slot at a venue. You should prepare a pitch of maximum ten minutes in length to tell us about your musical. This will be timed and you will be stopped if you exceed ten minutes.

Two weeks before your pitch you will receive an email with information about who will be on the panel at your pitching day and where to go on arrival at the venue. If you have any access requirements please detail this in the form when you sign up and we will do our best to accommodate.

You can pitch on your own, with your creative team, or bring along some performers – it is entirely up to you. The work can be pitched in any way that you feel best represents it.

Your ten-minute pitch should ideally include the following:

  • Introducing yourself and any members of your team.
  • An overview of the main themes and story arc of the show (it’s usually not a good idea to try to describe the full plot in detail).
  • Some music from the show (at least one song). It is highly advantageous if this can be sung live. You may use a backing track or live accompaniment (see below for equipment).
  • What stage of development you are at (e.g. how much is written, has it had any readings/performances yet)
  • Intended cast and band size

Questions to consider and potentially address in your pitch:

  • Why is this show important to you? Why do you want to tell this story?
  • Who will your audience be?
  • Why do you think audiences will be interested in this show?
  • What scale of professional production would work best for this show? (e.g. large-scale West End show/studio scale chamber piece, etc.)
  • Why is the BEAM Showcase the right opportunity for this show?