BEAM - Everybody Can Stand In Their Own Light
Sat 26 & Sun 27 June, 5pmTickets: £10
Part of Summer at Snape
A multi-media music theatre piece based on the life story of opera singer Nadine Benjamin, using performance to highlight the many ways that trauma affects a life.
BEAM follows one woman’s journey from fragmentation to wholeness, exploring sexuality; race; gender; neurodiversity – dyspraxia, trauma-tourettes – domestic violence; bullying; addiction, and the role of music and creativity as healing forces in her life.
Team BEAM develops a new inclusive process of co-construction as a working practice and co-creation as an artistic practice.
Performance length: approx. 70 minutes, with no interval
Nadine Benjamin lead artist, co-dramaturg, composer, soprano
Darren Abrahams director, co-dramaturg, trauma specialist
Jan Rautio music director, arranger, keyboards, electronics
Uchenna Ngwe oboe (leader), Sarah Daramy-Williams violin, Samara Ginsberg cello
Gerrard Martin movement director
Mikhail Karakis visuals consultancy
Ellie Thompson video design
Callum Macdonald lighting design
Sarah Jane Booth costume and stage design
Claire Shovelton senior producer
Fay Jennett producer/EDI specialist
Helen Ashman stage manager
Craig White production manager
Teresa Karcher lead artist liaison
Tickets for these events go on sale at 10am on Saturday 15 May.
Your safety and that of our artists and staff is our top priority and so some things will be different to what you’re used to. Key changes are:
- Reduced capacity in the Concert Hall, with socially distant seating.
- Shorter performances with no interval.
- Audience members will need to wear face-coverings (unless they are exempt as per the Government’s guidelines).
- No printed material – no tickets, programmes, or programme notes.
- Clear signs and helpful staff to make your visit straightforward.
- Regular and thorough cleaning, with hand sanitiser for you.