31 Jan - 1 Mar 2020 Age guide: 8 - 12

A Unicorn Production

The Bee In Me


  • By Roland Schimmelpfennig
  • Translated by David Tushingham
  • Directed by Rachel Bagshaw
Book tickets now 31 Jan - 1 Mar 2020
  • Weston Theatre in the Unicorn
    Under 18s:
    £6 - £16
    Adults: £10 - £22
    Offers: Multi-buys & Previews

  • 31 Jan 2020 Fri 10.30 LIMITED AVAILABILITY
  • 1 Feb 2020 Sat 17.00 AVAILABLE
  • 2 Feb 2020 Sun 14.00 AVAILABLE
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Age guide: 8 - 12
Duration: Approx 1 hr 10 mins


One ordinary boy living an ordinary life. Every day the same: parents still asleep, late again for school, can’t find his clean trousers. But today is different. Today is a game. Today he has wings.

Fly out of your room. Congratulations! Level two. Get dressed, find breakfast, don’t wake your parents, get to school, reach level three, keep going… Don’t get flattened… Level four…

Rachel Bagshaw directs the UK première of The Bee In Me, written by one of Germany’s most exciting contemporary playwrights. This exceptional new production is both joyful and demanding, touching on the challenges of urban life for an isolated and neglected child overcoming day-to-day encounters. Full of warmth and sorrow, dreamlike and kaleidoscopic, it celebrates a child discovering inner resources – resilience, determination and ingenuity – and finding a kind of freedom.

Download our one page PDF if you’d like to know more about the production content, or contact Box Office on 020 7645 0560.

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This show is suitable for School Years 4 - 7
Tickets £10 (non-fee schools offers from £7)
Free schools' resource pack online & to download
Free teacher CPD: Mon 25 Nov, 10am – 4pm
Enquire about booking a free post-show talk

Got a question? Contact schools@unicorntheatre.com


Join us after the 5pm performance on Sat 8 Feb for a Q&A with director Rachel Bagshaw and the cast, or after the 5pm performance on Fri 21 Feb with writer Roland Schimmelpfennig, play translator David Tushingham, director Rachel Bagshaw and the cast. No booking required.


Tickets: under 18s £6 - £16 / adults £12 - £22 (termtime dates offer lowest prices, holiday weekends at top price. Holiday dates 15 - 23 Feb)


Previews (31 Jan - 6 Feb): £10 under 18s / adults

Multi-Buy Offer: save 15% by booking two or more different shows in our Aug '19 - Jul '20 season at the same time.

Offer applies automatically at checkout & is subject to availability. Excludes workshops/events & other offers. Where you have different numbers of tickets across shows, the discount may only apply to part of your booking.


Relaxed Performances are open to everyone but particuarly support children with additional needs. Adjustments are made to the show & there's a chill-out space. A visual story will be available.

Use Access User types when booking online. Book / find out more about Access at the Unicorn.

Relaxed Performance
Wednesday 22 May 2019, 13.00
Wednesday 26 February 2020, 11.00


The translation of The Bee In Me was sponsored by Goethe-Institut

Photo by Hugo Glendinning


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