BEAM - Everybody Can Stand In Their Own Light

Sat 26 & Sun 27 June, 5pm

Tickets: £10

Britten Studio

Part of Summer at Snape

Saturday 26 June 2021 - 5.00pm
Sunday 27 June 2021 - 5.00pm

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 
Decus Ensemble
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.

Read the full Covid-safe concert information

Venue Address:

Britten Studio
Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SP