BEAM2021 is a live and digital all-day event, the UK’s biggest showcase of new musical theatre. BEAM features presentations of new musicals in development from throughout the UK, including ideas ranging from daytime bhangra raves to climate change told as a love story, from challenging the UK’s hostile environment policy to singing lesbian pirates. BEAM is for anyone interested in musicals. The 38 new musicals, found via a nationwide call-out, will be presented in live or in digital form, with also livestreaming the whole event.

BEAM is produced by Mercury Musical Developments and Musical Theatre Network, with funding and support from Arts Council England, the PRS Foundation, the Coach Jack Curran Trust, Youth Music and the Coral Samuel Charitable Foundation.