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The Bee in Me

Let’s Fly Away

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.

An in-conversation event with playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig, translator David Tushingham, director Rachel Bagshaw and the cast will take place on Friday, 21 February 2020, after the performance at 5 pm. No booking required.

By: Roland Schimmelpfennig
Translated by: David Tushingham
Directed by: Rachel Bagshaw

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


January 31
March 1
£7 - £11


Unicorn Theatre
147 Tooley St
London, SE1 2HZ United Kingdom
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