Drama and Dance


Inspire Festival

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham have hosted a festival called Inspire since 2015. We have been lucky enough to participate and represent Beam each year that the festival has been running. Our dance co-ordinator Miss Marcuccilli has worked very hard with Miss Mason to build a great foundation for the dancers at Beam. With the help of Tomo Norimaki for the past two years, we have been able to step up to the plate and show the borough exactly what we at Beam are truly made of.

With our performances so far, we have followed the themes of social change, Shakespeare and diversity. We continue to support the Inspire Festival with this year’s theme ‘Our Barking and Dagenham.’



Performing at the Barbican

Beam County Primary School has been invited to select ten children to perform alongside professional and amateur actors at The Barbican Theatre this May. We will join with the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Tower Theatre Company on a very special Midsummer adventure with a unique production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

On a Midsummer’s night, four young lovers find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule. While a feuding Fairy King and Queen are at war, their paths are crossed by Bottom, Quince and their friends presenting a play within a play. Chief mischief-maker Puck is on-hand to ensure that the course of true love is anything but smooth, and games of fantasy, love and dreams ensue in Shakespeare’s most beguiling comedy.

Our ten Year 5 children have been extremely busy rehearsing their singing, dancing and acting for this once in a lifetime experience as part of Titania’s (the Fairy Queen) Fairy Train. They have enjoyed the rehearsal sessions led by the Royal Shakespeare Company and feel extremely proud to be part of this nationwide tour.

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Performing at the Barbican

On 26th and 27th June 2017, a few of our year 5 and 6 pupils were lucky enough to represent Beam at the Barbican in London, in which they took on The Royal Shakespeare Company’s interpretation of Julius Caesar.

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