Am I eligible for BEAM?

We will be looking for a wide range of work to be included in the showcase – from the traditional book musical through to work that is advancing the form and experimenting with the idea of what musical theatre can be. You don’t have to have written a musical before and you don’t have to be pitching us anything that is finished; we are interested in completed musicals, scratch presentations of early ideas and everything in between.

However, we do have a number of criteria you will need to meet:

  • Work can only be submitted by professional artists or companies and those demonstrating a commitment to working within musical theatre;
  • Work can have been commissioned but not already professionally produced/licensed as a musical (by professionally produced we do not mean work produced by a drama college or school);
  • Music and song must be an integral part of the story-telling, and/or integral to your thinking about the piece you are developing (if at an early stage);
  • You must be a UK resident, though you do not have to be a UK National to apply.