A Unicorn Production
The Bee In Me
LET’S FLY AWAY.
- By Roland Schimmelpfennig
- Translated by David Tushingham
- Directed by Rachel Bagshaw
LET’S FLY AWAY.
'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
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
‘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'
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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.
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
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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 play translator David Tushingham, director Rachel Bagshaw and the cast. No booking required.
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.
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CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM
Translated by David Tushingham
Directed by Rachel Bagshaw
Designed by Khadija Raza
Lighting and Video Design by Joshua Pharo
Choreography by Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster
Production photos by Tristram Kenton
Photo by Hugo Glendinning