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

A Unicorn Production

The Bee In Me

LET’S FLY AWAY.

  • By Roland Schimmelpfennig
  • Translated by David Tushingham
  • Directed by Rachel Bagshaw
Book tickets now 21 Feb - 1 Mar 2020
  • Weston Theatre in the Unicorn
    Under 18s:
    £6 - £16
    Adults: £10 - £22
    Offers: Multi-buys & Previews

  • 21 Feb 2020 Fri 13.00 LIMITED AVAILABILITY
  • 21 Feb 2020 Fri 17.00 AVAILABLE
  • 22 Feb 2020 Sat 13.00 AVAILABLE
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Age guide: 8 - 12
Duration: 1 hr

LET’S FLY AWAY.

★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Stage
'We came out buzzing' Exeunt
'Stimulates the imagination' British Theatre Guide

One ordinary child living an ordinary life. Every day the same... except for today. Today is different. Today is a game. Today they have wings.

The Bee In Me frames a day in the life of a 10 year-old from their perspective. Three actors perform as the storyteller, narrating the action as the child imagines becoming a bee and completing levels in a computer game as a way to successfully get through their day.

This dazzling, high energy, joyful yet moving play touches on the challenges of home and school life for a neglected child, and celebrates a young person discovering their inner resources - their resilience, determination and ingenuity. 

'Theatre has the power to communicate important messages and difficult topics in a way that is accessible, and The Bee in Me at the Unicorn Theatre did just that.' Theatre Weekly

We've created a handy download for anyone who'd like to know more about the show's themes and content. Alternatively, please contact the Box Office on 020 7645 0560.

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PRODUCTION GALLERY
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INTERVIEW WITH RACHEL BAGSHAW

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IN THE PRESS

'I think this can almost be seen as an embodiment of the Unicorn’s mission statement – granting a space for kids to explore and feel validated.' Exeunt

'We applaud the Unicorn Theatre for showcasing an “uncomfortable” subject and acknowledging that theatre has a duty not just to entertain, but also to question, challenge and talk about difficult themes.' Curious Mum

‘yields greater hope for all of our futures’ ★★★★ The Stage

WHAT AUDIENCES ARE SAYING

'We loved it ... all about using one's imagination, the young actors were fantastic, the children were all mesmerised.'

'Powerful, interesting, thought-provoking'

'Very good topic to explore and talk to children about how other peers might not be so lucky with their family circumstances.'

'The play was outstanding'

BLOGS & INTERVIEWS

Our Assistant Director, Alice Wordsworth, talks about how the team approached making this show.
'The Bee in Me is like one long breath. The stage is never still and the story unravels at a pulsing pace.' Read the full article on Broadway World
 
Director Rachel Bagshaw talks about why she loves the play in this Off West End podcast. 
Listen to the podcast
 
Director Rachel Bagshaw is interviewed by From Page To Stage
'Creativity can transport us to extraordinary places, and all children need to have the opportunity to experience this.' Read the full interview

TICKET INFO

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

WAYS TO SAVE

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.

FOR SCHOOLS

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

FREE POST-SHOW TALKS

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.

ACCESS PERFORMANCES

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. If attending a Relaxed performance, you may find our visual story guide useful. 

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

Relaxed Performance
Sunday 23 February 2020, 13.00
Wednesday 26 February 2020, 11.00

CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM

Cast
Emily Burnett
James Russell-Morley
Akshay Sharan

Creative Team
By Roland Schimmelpfennig
Translated by David Tushingham
Directed by Rachel Bagshaw
Designed by Khadija Raza
Lighting and Video Design by Joshua Pharo
Composer and Sound Designer by Jon McLeod
Choreography by Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster
Assistant Director Alice Wordsworth

CREDITS

The translation of The Bee In Me has been sponsored by Goethe-Institut
Rehearsal photos by Helen Murray
Production photos by Tristram Kenton
Photo by Hugo Glendinning

 

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