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Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington

Following the sell-out success of Cinderella (February 2019), Honiton Community Theatre Company returns to The Beehive with one of the oldest (600 years) and most loved pantomimes of all time.


This traditional pantomime story by Gail Lowe follows the adventures of Dick and his friends as they travel from London to Morocco in search of fame and fortune with entertaining new characters as well as traditional favourites like Kitty, Sarah the Cook, King Rat and the Sultan.


Alderman Fitwarren and his motley crew are sailing for Morocco when King Rat manages to sink the ship on the shores of the Sultan’s private beach. There follows a misguided escape attempt by our heroes culminating in an exciting showdown in King Rat’s Lair.


A fun-filled panto from start to finish: a cat, a camel and lots of laughs.


‘The energy and enthusiasm of the cast spilled out into the audience’ (NODA on Cinderella 2019)


Creative team

Director – Shaun Bonetta

Musical Director – Ian Crew

Choreographer – Sarah Pottinger


Tickets: Adult £14, U16 £8


(includes 30p booking fee per ticket)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office


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Nostalgic Cinema: Bedknobs & Broomsticks (PG)

Nostalgic Cinema: Bedknobs & Broomsticks

Classic Disney Comedy Musical from 1971

Director: Robert Stevenson

Cast includes Angela Lansbury, David Tomlinson, Roddy McDowall, Sam Jaffe, John Ericson, Bruce Forsyth, Tessie O'Shea


During WWII three evacuee children are sent to live with Eglantine Price, who turns out to be a trainee witch. From there they embark on a series of adventures, travelling using a magic bed, in search of the mystical words that will enable Price to help with the war effort. From the team that brought you 'Mary Poppins' with the cast joining in with animated sequences such as the wonderful 'Bobbing Along'.



Dementia Friendly Cinemas have proven to be very therapeutic for people with memory problems and their families. Besides engaging the brain and stimulating emotions, being part of an audience enjoying a film helps people with dementia and their carers to feel less isolated and also challenges the stigma associated with the condition.


Whilst promoted as a dementia friendly screening, we hope anyone who loves the old films will come along for an afternoon of fond memories.


Tickets £3.80 - includes tea and biscuits.

(includes an admin fee of 30p).

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Thursday 27 Feb 20202:00pm Book Now

Genesis Visible Touch:The Duke Tour

Genesis Visible Touch:The Duke Tour

Genesis Visible Touch are the ultimate Phil Collins-era Genesis show!


In 1980, Genesis released their iconic album “Duke” and embarked on their last ever small theatre tour. To celebrate the 40th anniversary, Genesis Visible Touch are touring in early 2020 performing the “Duke Tour” live set.


Expect old classics alongside hits such as “Turn It On Again”, “Misunderstanding” and “Follow You Follow Me”!


“The closest you’ll see to ‘intimate’ Collins era Genesis before their explosion into the gargantuan arena shows of the mid 80s” - Chester Chronicle


“A ‘must see’ show!” - Dave Hutchins, Genesis’ engineer on The Lamb…


“The singer sounds more like Phil Collins than Phil Collins!” - The Ayrshire Post


See more details at www.genesisvisibletouch.com



Tickets £16.50 in advance, £18.50 on the door (seated)

Includes an admin fee of 30p

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office

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Friday 28 Feb 20208:00pm Book Now

The Truth About Love: Bizet to Broadway

The Truth About Love: Bizet to Broadway

A fund raising concert in aid of Action East Devon and Honiton Dementia Alliance.


A delightful evening of musical entertainment full of popular tunes from the worlds of opera and musical theatre.  All proceeds from this one off performance will go towards supporting people living with Dementia in the Honiton area through the charities Action East Devon and Honiton Dementia Alliance.


The London West Ends Louise Walsh joins Alison Kettlewell from English National Opera and The Royal Opera House to bring you this evening of musical favourites and will be accompanied on the piano by Joyce Clarke. They will be joined by tenor Tom Morris and the Devon Close Harmony Quartet.


Louise lives in London and is an internationally renowned soprano with credits including the role of Christine in Andrew Lloyd Webbers 'Phantom of the Opera'. Louise has also sung with English National Opera and in many Opera houses throughout Europe.


Alison lives locally but is currently a guest artist at the Royal Opera House. Recent engagements have included understudying Katisha in the 'Mikado' for English National Opera and concerts in many cathedrals throughout the UK. Alison has sung roles in opera houses and concert halls throughout Europe and the United Kingdom at venues ranging from Italian Opera Houses to the Royal Albert Hall.


Joyce Clarke also lives locally and has performed across the UK. She has given Piano Recitals in Venice and, more recently, in Tuscany where, in 2019, she gave her third annual Recital at a Summer Festival near Arezzo.


Tom is a member of the Devon Close Harmony Quartet an a cappella quartet based in Newton Abbott. Although they initially sang close harmony in the American “Barbershop” style, they have since gained a reputation for performing a wide variety of musical styles, including rich and exciting contemporary arrangements of classic folk, pop, gospel and blues songs. Tom also has a wider classical repertoire and will be singing alongside Alison and Louise.



Tickets: £10 in advance,£8 for Carers, £12 on the door (Allocated Seating)

Price includes 30p booking fee per ticket

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office

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Saturday 29 Feb 20207:30pm Book Now

NT Live: Cyrano de Bergerac (15)

NT Live: Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

By Edmond Rostand, in a new version by Martin Crimp

Directed by Jamie Lloyd

Cast Includes James McAvoy

Duration: 180 mins (tbc)


A National Theatre Live Event by the Jamie Lloyd Company.


James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, this performance was filmed in front of a live audience at the Playhouse Theatre in London.


Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?


Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp, with direction by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds.


'Mesmerising. Glittering. An unforgettable evening' ***** - The Times


'The most breathtakingly exciting show in London right now' ***** - Evening Standard


'McAvoy is spellbinding as Cyrano' ***** - Metro



Tickets: Adults £15.30, U16 £12.30

Includes booking fee of 30p per ticket

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office




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Thursday 5 Mar 20207:00pm Book Now

The Undercover Hippy - Solo

The Undercover Hippy - Solo

THE UNDERCOVER HIPPY - solo


Best known for his high energy full band shows, it is something of a rare treat to catch Billy Rowan, a.k.a. The Undercover Hippy, giving an intimate solo performance.


The show will offer an opportunity to hear the songs in their rawest form, up close and personal, and to really connect with the lyrics and the performer. One of Billy’s biggest strengths is the way he manages to pack his songs full of political and social commentary whilst at the same time remaining playful and uplifting, and this playfulness is even more apparent in an acoustic setting.


Covering topics from fake news, internet privacy and the U.S. election, to nappy wearing barristers and best friends trying to snog your mum, his performance takes you on a rollercoaster of storytelling and thought provoking protest pieces.



'Phenomenal Flow' - Tom Robinson BBC6 Music


'Truly Electrifying' - On the Beat Magazine


'Insanely Infectious' - Liverpool Sound


Tickets £12 in advance, £14 o.t.d. (Unallocated Seating)

Includes 30p booking fee per ticket

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office



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Friday 6 Mar 20208:00pm Book Now

Jojo Rabbit (12A)

Jojo Rabbit

Director: Taika Waititi

Cast includes Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, Rebel Wilson

Duration: 118 minutes


Writer-director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE) channels his signature style of humour and pathos into a provocative anti-hate satire that was one of the most talked-about films on the autumn festival circuit. In the dying days of the Second World War, a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.



'It's Waititi's ability to balance unassailably goofy moments with an acknowledgment of real-life horrors that makes the movie exceptional.' - TIME magazine


'Director Taika Waititi's self-described "anti-hate satire" blossoms into a big-hearted black comedy with the thorniest possible subject at its center.' - New York Post


Tickets: Adults £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of Four £22

Includes booking fee of 30p per ticket

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office

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Saturday 7 Mar 20207:30pm Book Now

Billy Mitchell & Bob Fox

Billy Mitchell & Bob Fox

5 Star B&B Tour - from Waters of Tyne to Fog on the Tyne


Two of the UK’s best known and loved singers - Billy Mitchell (Lindisfarne, Jack the Lad, Pitmen Poets) and Bob Fox (Warhorse Songman, Fox and Luckley, Pitmen Poets) are taking to the road together to tour their show 5 Star B&B throughout the UK. Their last tour as a duo was back in 2010 when their sold out performances earned glowing reviews.


Their individual busy schedules have prevented them from reuniting... until now and we are delighted to welcome them to the Beehive. And what a treat it will be. The duo’s ability to connect with the audience is immediately evident as they lead you through some of their favourite songs including original Lindisfarne classics and traditional folk arrangements of songs such as Sally Wheatley, Meet me on the Corner, Dance to your Daddy, Collier Laddie’s Wife, Big River, Galway Shawl and many more..


I’ve just witnessed my favourite gig of the year, and who would doubt me when I say that it was Billy Mitchell and Bob Fox”  - Pete Fyffe


Billy and Bob’s vocal performances aren’t so much good as towering”  - Brian Coles


"A masterclass in live entertainment." - Customs House, South Shields



Tickets £16 - Allocated seating

Includes 30p booking fee per ticket.

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office


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Friday 13 Mar 20207:30pm Book Now

The Farewell (PG)

The Farewell

Director: Lulu Wang

Cast includes Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, Diana Lin, Jim Liu, Shuzhen Zhou, Gil Perez-Abraham

Duration: 108 minutes


Young Chinese-American Billi (Awkwafina) discovers that her beloved grandmother Nai Nai is dying of cancer back in China, and that her family have decided to keep the diagnosis a secret from Nai Nai. But they still want to gather together to say their goodbyes, so they hatch an elaborate plan to stage a fake wedding between Billi’s cousin Hao Hao (Han Chen) and his girlfriend of just three months. Billi returns to China as aunts, uncles and cousins all gather around the unsuspecting family matriarch for a loving celebration intended to hide her secret farewell.


Billi is torn between her modern sensibilities and respect for family and cultural traditions, and just wants to do the right thing by her beloved grandmother.



'The Farewell is a comedy of warmth and bracing honesty. Simply put, it's one of the best films of the year.' - The Independent


'..a yin and yang of roots and identities, humour and pathos that comes together into a satisfying, bittersweet wedding banquet of a movie.' - The Guardian


Tickets: Adults £6.80, U16 £5.80, Family of Four £22

Includes booking fee of 30p per ticket

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office

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Saturday 14 Mar 20207:30pm Book Now

Louder is Not Always Clearer

Louder is Not Always Clearer

A Mr and Mrs Clark Production

Devised and Performed by Jonny Cotsen

Devised and Directed by Gareth Clark

Sound Design Chris Young

Choreography Catherine Bennett

Lighting by Marega Palser



Jonny is a teacher, a workshop leader and an avid football fan. He’s just become a father. His friends say that he’s outgoing and that he loves music, festivals and nightclubs. Jonny is deaf. He was born deaf to hearing parents who were afraid that disability would stigmatise their son and the family.


Louder Is Not Always Clearer’ is an honest portrayal of the vulnerability of a deaf man, created and performed by a deaf man. For a hearing audience it is an illuminating and emotional experience. For deaf audience members the show is a familiar tale of misunderstanding and isolation. For all audiences it is a humorous and at times moving story of one man’s attempt to cope, to fit in and be accepted.


‘Louder Is Not Always Clearer’ is a multimedia, sensory experience that allows both deaf and hearing audiences to explore the importance and struggle of connection with others. Through experimental sound design, visual effects, and physical theatre Jonny draws the audience just a little way into his world to share his story on many different levels.


The show is accessible to D/deaf, hard of hearing and hearing audiences through the use of spoken English, British Sign Language and creative captions.


Mr and Mrs Clark make new and thought provoking performances that engage and entertain audiences. The Clarks were short-listed for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award in 2015 and presented (F.E.A.R.) as part of Wales In Edinburgh in 2017. Louder Is Not Always Clearer was short-listed for a Total Theatre Award in 2019 and is brought to the Beehive through Villages in Action, the rural touring scheme which brings exceptional quality performances to Devon.


Support by Arts Council Wales, Chapter Arts Centre, National Theatre Wales

First commissioned by and performed at Experimentica17.


"A brilliant exercise in empathy as it allows a hearing audience to briefly experience the world as Cotsen sees and hears it” - Lyn Gardner, Stage Door


"Jonny Cotsen offers a personal glimpse into life as a deaf man and combines rhetorical force with a winning charm and plenty of anecdotes.” - Gareth Vile, The List




Tickets: Adults £10, Students £8, Family of Four £29 - Allocated seating.

Ticket price includes Admin Fee.

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office

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Thursday 19 Mar 20207:30pm Book Now

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show (U)

Riverdance 25th Anniversary Show

Entertainment doesn’t come much better than this.” - The Irish Examiner


The new 25th Anniversary show catapults Riverdance into the 21st century and will completely immerse you in the extraordinary and elemental power of its music and dance. 25 years ago, 7 minutes changed the face of Irish dancing forever.


The Eurovision interval act performance gave millions of people a new and exciting glimpse of the future of Irish dance. Now 25 years later, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerising soundtrack while producer Moya Doherty and director John McColgan have completely reimagined the ground-breaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection, stage and costume designs.


This powerful and stirring reinvention of the beloved family favourite is celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy of its Irish and international dance.


Filmed live at the 3Arena Dublin, the exact spot where it all began, the 25th Anniversary Gala Performance will bring Riverdance to the big screen for the very first time!


Check out the website here



A family evening unlike anything else!” - The Times


The phenomenon rolls on! There will always be a Riverdance!” - The New York Times


The show is quite simply incredible.  A phenomenon of historic proportions.” - The Washington Times


The sort of spectacle and experience that comes along once in a lifetime.” - The Hollywood Reporter


Triumphant! A perfect Gem” - New York Post


The original…. the best” - The Irish Times


Running time is 120 minutes including an interval (t.b.c.)


Tickets: £12.80 Adults, £10.30 Students

Includes 30p admin fee per ticket

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office

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Friday 20 Mar 20207:30pm Book Now

1917 (15)

1917

*Winner of Best Motion Picture at this year's Golden Globe Awards*


Directed by Sam Mendes

Cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth, George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong

Duration: 129 minutes


Sam Mendes’ visceral and immersive vision of the First World War battlefields. Two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay - 'Captain Fantastic') and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman - 'Game of Thrones'), are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop hundreds of soldiers – Blake’s own brother among them – from walking into a deadly trap.



“Sam Mendes marries technical virtuosity with jittery thrills and an emotional core to reinvent the Great War movie – and deliver possibly his best film.” - Time Out


"...a modern war classic and one of the best movies of the year." - New York Post


"Sam Mendes delivers the film of his career by mashing up the survivalist thrills of The Revenant with the helter-skelter mayhem of a shoot'em'up video game, and setting it during the Great War." - The Times


‘1917’ is a haunting, technical marvel and one of Hollywood’s best war films - Military Times


Tickets: Adults £6.80, U16 £5.80

Includes booking fee of 30p per ticket

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office





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Saturday 21 Mar 20203:00pm Book Now
Saturday 21 Mar 20207:30pm Book Now

Nostalgic Cinema: An Affair to Remember (U)

Nostalgic Cinema: An Affair to Remember

Director: Leo McCarey

Cast Includes Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr

Duration: 115 mins


Considered to be 'one of the most romantic films of all time' (American Film Institute) this American Classic from 1957 teams up Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. They play a couple who have a romance while on a cruise from Europe to New York. Despite being engaged to other people, both agree to reunite at the top of the Empire State Building in six months. However, an unfortunate accident keeps her from the reunion, and he fears that she has married or does not love him anymore. Come along and find out.


Dementia Friendly Cinemas have proven to be very therapeutic for people with memory problems and their families. Besides engaging the brain and stimulating emotions, being part of an audience enjoying a film helps people with dementia and their carers to feel less isolated and also challenges the stigma associated with the condition.


Whilst promoted as a dementia friendly screening, we hope anyone who loves the old films will come along for an afternoon of fond memories.


Tickets £3.80 - includes tea and biscuits.

(includes an admin fee of 30p).



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Thursday 26 Mar 20202:00pm Book Now

Hazel O'Connor: Breaking Glass 40 Years On - Hallelujah!

Hazel O'Connor: Breaking Glass 40 Years On - Hallelujah!

Breaking Glass 40 Years On-Hallelujah!

“They were absolutely fantastic, bringing the entire audience roaring to its feet.”  Telegraph


The first major female star of the 80’s, award winning singer-songwriter Hazel O’Connor rose to fame exactly forty years ago in 1980 starring in the film 'Breaking Glass' . There were hits and eye-catching  Top of The Pops appearances aplenty along the way.  Hazel's ageless songs  include 'Eighth Day', 'Will You', 'Big Brother', 'Monsters in Disguise', 'Calls The Tune', 'If Only', 'Give Me An Inch', 'Blackman' and 'Hanging Around' - all of which seem even more relevant in our present times.


Celebrating the Hallelujah Moments of a stunning and illustrious live career Hazel is  accompanied here by virtuoso saxophonist Clare Hirst (The Belle Stars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax , Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics)  keyboards and Tony Qunta (Odyssey/Edgar Winter) on guitar. This powerful blend of voices and musicianship brings a classy touch of  energy, passion and fire to Hazel’s vibrant performance.  With a special meet and greet immediately after the show you're in for a treat. Unmissable!.


“ It's all there, that voice, soaring sax ...timeless.”. Glastonbury Festival


“The sturdiness and earthy expression of her voice...marvellous” Hot Press                                            

More details can be found at www.hazeloconnor.com


When Hazel O'Connor was last at the Beehive it was a Sell Out and an amazing show - book early to avoid disappointment!


Tickets £20 - Allocated seating.

Includes 30p booking fee per ticket.

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office.


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Friday 27 Mar 20207:30pm Book Now

Hansel & Gretel

Hansel & Gretel

Presented by Exeter Northcott Theatre and PaddleBoat Theatre


An interactive treat for families, and anyone who would enjoy a relaxed, inclusive theatre experience.


Join Hansel and Gretel as they venture into the woods, trailing breadcrumbs

and sharing their story as they go. The mischievous siblings are searching for

the magical market at the heart of the forest – but if they’re not careful they’ll

find more than just sweets waiting for them in the deep dark woods...


This inclusive version of Hansel and Gretel is a sensory story full of magic, gentle

interaction and integrated signing. With an enchanting woodland set, playful

characters and poetic storytelling, it is a perfect first time theatre experience

for little ones.



Find out more about the company here.


Suitable for ages 3+


Tickets: Adults £8, Children £6

Includes 30p booking fee per ticket.

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Saturday 28 Mar 202011:00am Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: Swan Lake. (12A)

Royal Ballet Live: Swan Lake.

The Royal Ballet revives for the first time the recent new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet. Production and additional choreography by Liam Scarlett and designs by John Macfarlane.


The Story:- Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.


Background:- Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake, new in 2018, returns for its first revival. While remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into what is arguably the best-known and most-loved classical ballet. The entire Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love, a masterpiece filled with iconic moments. Tchaikovsky’s first score for ballet soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.

Cast & Creatives

Choreography:- Liam Scarlett after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

Music: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky

Additional choreography:- Frederick Ashton

Production:- Liam Scarlett

Designer:- John Macfarlane

Conductor:- Koen Kessels



Approximate running time is about 3 hours


Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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Wednesday 1 Apr 20207:15pm Book Now

India Electric Co

India Electric Co

India Electric Co. - Album Launch Tour


We are delighted to welcome back Joe and Cole to the Beehive, their hometown venue! This eagerly anticipated show will be their only Devon gig to launch the new album. Sure to be another sell out so get your tickets early.


Sometimes folk, sometimes not, India Electric Co. use traditional instruments in contemporary styles to explore diverse themes from Eastern Europe, Irish traditions and modern urban alienation to end up with something “quirky and glittery – a veritable musical magpie’s nest.” – BBC Radio 3.


Here they embark on their UK tour to coincide with their much anticipated second album release following on from their recent worldwide tours with Midge Ure. With live sessions on BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, performances at Glastonbury and Cambridge Folk Festival, the duo bring a dynamic, intimate and unique format to these live concerts.


“Exceptional talents.” Songlines Magazine


Two of the most extraordinary musicians, a phenomenal duo”BBC Radio 2


“Fresh and gobsmacking!” - Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music


More details at www.indiaelectricco.com



Tickets £12.50 in advance, £15 on the door

Includes 30p booking fee per ticket

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office

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Friday 10 Apr 20207:30pm Book Now

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

Harley's Aunt Productions Presents


Sweeney Todd
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street


A grisly and exciting rendition adapted by John-Robert Partridge and Catherine Prout.


Based on the original Penny Dreadful Novel, A String of Pearls, this production is a deliciously spooky rendition of the story of Sweeney Todd.


Hard to believe that this quietly spoken, unassuming barber of Fleet Street is anything other than your average late 18th Century entrepreneur, divesting customers of excess facial hair.


Hard to believe that the formidable Mrs Lovett is anything other than a superlative chef, producer of the most addictively delectable meat pies in London.


Hard to believe anything of note since anyone who asks too many questions tends to disappear on long trips.


Thing is though, people are going missing. Terrified wretches are appearing in the Asylum, raving about razor blades and meat supplies. And from the large cavity under the Crypt of St Dunstans Church is emanating the most repulsive odour – really, it’s like something died down there…..


Join Captain Carlisle as his ship docks in London and he goes in search of answers.


With some adult themes, recommended for ages 15+ and not for the faint-hearted!


Tickets: £11 Early Bird (Until 31st Jan.)

£14 General Admission

Ticket prices include administration fee.


Accessible Seating available by contacting the Box Office

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Thursday 16 Apr 20207:30pm Book Now
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Nostalgic Cinema: Grease Sing-A-Long (PG)

Nostalgic Cinema: Grease Sing-A-Long

Director: Randal Kleiser

Cast includes John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing,  Frankie Avalon


Grease is the word and this is the Sing-A-Long version so join in with all the numbers and have a great afternoon. You know the story, Danny and Sandy indulge in a passionate love affair with each other. They part ways believing they will not see each other again but fate has other plans. A bit of 'rock'n'roll' nostalgia, quiff your hair, get your leathers and come along! The words are up on the screen for all the numbers as well so there is really no excuse.



Dementia Friendly Cinemas have proven to be very therapeutic for people with memory problems and their families. Besides engaging the brain and stimulating emotions, being part of an audience enjoying a film helps people with dementia and their carers to feel less isolated and also challenges the stigma associated with the condition.


Whilst promoted as a dementia friendly screening, we hope anyone who loves the old films will come along for an afternoon of fond memories.


Tickets £3.80 - includes tea and biscuits.

(includes an admin fee of 30p).

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Thursday 30 Apr 20202:00pm Book Now

True Strays with support Jordan Jane

True Strays with support Jordan Jane

The Beyond the Horizon Tour with support from Jordan Jane


The True Strays are a vintage loving, blues fuelled, dirty rock and roll band. Their live shows are a joyous hoedown of huge bass driven riffs, a howling tornado of resonator guitar, cacophonous drums and soaring Hammond organ.


Influences span the history of modern music with great admiration for the delta blues of the 40s and 50s, British Invasion and Psychedelic Rock of the 60s and 70s, Southern Rock and Soul and modern age Punk, Rock and Blues artists. Blues music is at the heart of everything they do but their sound isn’t bound to those rules or that genre. Influences include greats like Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf, Jimi Hendrix and Fleetwood Mac, The Doors and Pink Floyd and more recent punk and rock and roll bands like Nirvana, QOTSA and Idles.


True Strays have made Bristol their home recently, after a previous band disintegrated after 5 years hard work. Determined to never be in that situation again, the True Strays was formed with the ambition that this band would last. With a new set of songs and hopes in their suitcases, the band set off doing what they knew best; playing live. A real road band, they took any show they could, busked relentlessly, and shared their songs with anyone that would listen. Regularly collaborating with old band mate Matthew Cooke and some of Bristol finest keys session players, the bands sound expanded and found new direction.



Check out artist website here.


“Rising stars of the UK Americana scene” – The List


“A hip-shaking barrage of blues rock n roll.”Clunk Magazine


“Rockin’ blues at it’s best.”Swingamajig


“Their creations have vitality, it’s more than just words and music, they pack a real punch and make you sit up and take notice…” – Blues & Roots Radio


“Brilliant Live!”Shambala Festival


Support comes from Jordan Jane a singer/songwriter from Cornwall with roots deeply buried in Folk and Americana Music. His debut single “Follow the Cliff Face North” won several awards in the folk music scene.


"Poised, Impassioned, Perfect" - Tom Robinson, Radio 6



Tickets: £8 in advance, £10 on the door

This is a standing gig with seating available as well.

Includes 30p per ticket booking fee.

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office.

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Friday 1 May 20208:00pm Book Now

Happy Days Are Here Again

Happy Days Are Here Again

Join us for a very special Celebration to mark V.E. Day


In 2020, we will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the end of the war in Europe.


75 years ago, millions of people took to the streets to celebrate peace and to look forward to a brighter future. This uplifting, heartwarming show is full of patriotic nostalgia to celebrate that event.


Hand clapping, foot tapping songs, singalongs, songs that won the war, songs to make you smile and to touch your heart and a good old fashioned cockney knees up.


Featuring songs from Vera Lynn, Gracie Fields, the Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller, Arthur Askey and many more, it is a real trip down memory lane.


We will pay tribute to the Fallen and acknowledge their sacrifice.


And of course there is a rousing, flag waving Last Night of The Proms Finale with timeless classics that you are actively encouraged to join in with.


Come and celebrate with us and we can guarantee you will leave with a smile on your face.



For more information click here


Tickets: £16 General Admission (Allocated Seating)

Ticket price includes admin. fee.

Accessible Seating available by contacting the Box Office

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Friday 8 May 20207:30pm Book Now

Jonas Kaufmann My Vienna (U)

Jonas Kaufmann My Vienna

The Worlds Greatest Tenor’ - The Telegraph


Jonas Kaufmann My Vienna is a deeply personal tribute by the star tenor to the world-famous melodies from the birthplace of waltz and operetta. Filmed live in the magical setting of the Wiener Konzerthaus, the concert features popular Viennese music from Die Fledermaus and Wienerblut by Johann Strauss and Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow, plus many of the classic songs inspired by the city of Vienna. Jonas Kaufmann performs with the Prague Philharmonia orchestra under the baton of Maestro Jochen Rieder and is joined by the internationally acclaimed soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen.


Jonas Kaufmann has always had a special rapport with Austria and Vienna. His grandmother had a fondness for the light classics and was happy to sing the evergreens of Johann Strauss, Franz Lehár and Robert Stolz – a nice contrast to his grandfather’s passion for Wagner. As a child, Jonas spent much of his free time on his grandparents’ farm in Tyrol. Austrian television was almost more familiar to him than its German counterpart. Since then he has had a deep love for Viennese songs and operetta. “The music always put me in a good mood”, he recalls. “When I had unlikeable things to do as a student, like cleaning or vacuuming, all I had to do was play Carlos Kleiber’s Fledermaus recording, and in no time at all I had a grin on my face.”


This is a recorded concert filmed live at the Wiener Konzerthaus, Vienna in October 2019


Check out Jonas' website here


The most important, versatile tenor of his generation’ - The New York Times

The biggest opera star in the world’ - Classic FM

The tenor with the Golden voice’ - The Guardian


Tickets: £12.80 Adults, £10.30 Students

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Saturday 9 May 20207:30pm Book Now

NT Live: The Welkin (15)

NT Live: The Welkin

National Theatre Live

The Welkin - a new play by Lucy Kirkwood

Cast includes Maxine Peake and Ria Zmitrowicz

Duration: 180 mins (tbc)


Broadcast live from the National Theatre.


One life in the hands of 12 women.


Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder.

When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst.


James Macdonald (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything, Funny Cow) and Ria Zmitrowicz (Three Girls, Mr. Selfridge) in this bold and gripping thriller from Tony Award-nominated writer Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica, Skins).


'Witty and dazzling. A thing of beauty' ***** - The Upcoming


'A mighty new play. Magnificent' **** - Financial Times


'Very funnyutally honest and smartly irreverent' **** - Broadway World



Tickets: Adults £15.30, U16 £12.30

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Thursday 21 May 20207:00pm Book Now

The Unravelling Wilburys

The Unravelling Wilburys

Celebrating THE TRAVELING WILBURYS -

Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne


This top tribute show is more than just a tribute!


They are the ‘complete package’, a great combination of brilliant musicianship, tongue in cheek humour and rave reviews throughout the UK, the band play their songs in their familiar country-rock style whilst stealing a few choice numbers from those famous five icons, Messrs Orbison, Harrison, Dylan, Petty and Lynne!


The set list includes Wilbury songs such as:  End Of The Line, Handle With Care, The Devil’s Been Busy, Last Night, Tweeter And The Monkey Man, She’s My Baby, Heading For The Light……………. And choice cuts such as:  Pretty Woman, You’ve Got It (Roy Orbison), Mr Blue Sky, Evil Woman (Jeff Lynne’s ELO), I Won’t Back Down, Running Down A Dream (Tom Petty), Mr Tambourine Man, Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan),  Here Come’s The Sun (George Harrison)………… and many more.  All great songs in the Country/Rock genres and plenty of humour throughout!


"Thank you all for a sensational performance last night, it was musicianship of extraordinary talent from you all.  I took my wife and two friends and we all had a blast. I had no idea that you are so amazing. Would you please thank every single member of the band?  I thought I was a reasonable musician, but now realise I am a total starter compared to you lot!  Please come back next year for The Fringe”.- Bath Fringe Festival


"Captured the style and sounds perfectly and with their own added sense of humour gave the audience an evening to remember"



Tickets: £18 General Admission - Allocated seating

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Saturday 23 May 20208:00pm Book Now

Royal Ballet Live: The Dante Project (12A)

Royal Ballet Live: The Dante Project

A Royal Ballet World Premiere - Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team – contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante's vision.


Dante’s Divine Comedy is an epic journey through the afterlife: it encompasses the horrifying drama of Inferno and its damned, the lyrical mysticism of pilgrims on mount Purgatorio and the dazzling spheres of Paradiso with their endless configurations of light. The poem was inspired by the agony of Dante’s own exile, and traces his path from crisis to revelation guided by his literary hero Virgil and his lost love Beatrice. In this new work, The Royal Ballet’s trailblazing Resident Choreographer Wayne McGregor collaborates with an award-winning team – contemporary composer Thomas Adès, artist Tacita Dean, lighting designer Lucy Carter and dramaturg Uzma Hameed – to bring us closer to Dante and his extraordinary vision.


Cast & Creatives

Choreography:- Wayne McGregor

Music:- Thomas Adès

Design:- Tacita Dean

Lighting design:- Lucy Carter, Simon Bennison

Dramaturg:- Uzma Hameed

Conductor:- Koen Kessels



Approximate running time is about 3 hours


Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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**TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE FROM 28 MARCH 2020**

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Thursday 28 May 20207:15pm Book Now (Call Box Office)

ROH Live: Elektra (12A)

ROH Live: Elektra

Strauss’s thrilling and audacious adaptation of Greek tragedy receives a new staging by the award-winning director Christof Loy with Nina Stemme in the title role.


This uncompromising opera, about a daughter intent on bloody revenge and a mother driven to madness, has provoked critics to lively debate and both shocked and excited audiences since its 1909 premiere. Antonio Pappano conducts music that combines violence with moments of exquisite tenderness in his first Strauss interpretation for The Royal Opera since 2002. The outstanding cast includes Nina Stemme (Brünnhilde in last Season’s Der Ring des Nibelungen) in the title role, and Karita Mattila in her role debut as the haunted queen Klytämnestra.


Sung in German with English subtitles.


Cast & Creatives

Music:- Richard Strauss

Libretto:- Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Conductor:- Antonio Pappano

Director:- Christof Loy

Elektra:- Nina Stemme

Chrysothemis:- Sara Jakubiak

Klytämnestra:- Karita Mattila

The Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House



Approximate running time is about 2 hours.


Tickets: Adult £16.30, Student £10.30

(includes an admin fee of 30p)

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**TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE FROM 18 APRIL 2020**

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Thursday 18 Jun 20207:45pm Book Now (Call Box Office)

Far From the Madding Crowd.

Far From the Madding Crowd.

BRISTOL OLD VIC THEATRE SCHOOL - West Country Tour


By Thomas Hardy

Adapted by Mark Healy

Directed by Paul Chesterton

Designed by Max Dorey


We are delighted to be welcoming back the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, their productions are always a firm favourite here at the Beehive and this will be no exception.


Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of Bathsheba Everdene. Having inherited her father’s farm, Bathsheba finds herself playing mistress in a man’s world. She is pursued by three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching wilfulness; the handsome and reckless Sergeant Troy; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and obsessive landowner. But are any of them a match for the independent and spirited Bathsheba?


This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.


'Haunting...brooding...smouldering...dynamic drama’ – The Guardian


This amateur production of ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ is presented by special arrangement with Nick Hern Books.


Tickets: Adults £16, Students £13

Ticket price includes an admin fee.

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Friday 19 Jun 20207:30pm Book Now

Johnny Cash Revisited.

Johnny Cash Revisited.

A Tribute to the Legendary 'Man in Black'.


Johnny Cash Revisited is a musical rollercoaster of classic Country, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rockabilly music!


Rick McKay and special guest Jodie McKay pay tribute to Johnny Cash and June Carter with the fabulous live band, Starkville, to bring you an exciting and fun show packed full of great music from the 'Man in Black' and his musical friends!


Hear all the classics from “Hey Porter”, “I Walk The Line”, “Ring Of Fire” and “Folsom Prison Blues”, to “A Boy Named Sue”, “San Quentin”, “Sunday Morning Coming Down”, “One Piece At A Time” and the incredibly powerful “Hurt”.


“Rick McKay and Starkville are doing an excellent job of keeping Johnny's music alive and well in the UK and for that we are extremely grateful” - WS 'Fluke' Holland who was Johnny's drummer in The Tennessee Three and who has played with Starkville.


"I would recommend this show to anyone from die hard old Johnny Cash fans to newcomers who want to hear the real deal" - Dave Roe who was the bassist with The Tennessee Three.


With such high praise from two original band members, this is a show not to be missed!


Tickets: £20 General Admission, £15 for Under 18s - Allocated Seating

Ticket price includes admin charge

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Saturday 27 Jun 20207:30pm Book Now

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

Book: Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice

Music and Lyrics: Andrew Lippa

Based on Characters created by Charles Addams


Honiton Community Theatre Company return to The Beehive this summer with the hilarious family musical – The Addams Family.

The Addams Family is a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family. It features an original story, one that is every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family– a man her parents have never met. Wednesday confides in her father about her feelings and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the family on the fateful night that they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.


“A totally pleasurable evening!NODA on 'Dracula Spectacula'


Tickets: Adults £14, U16 £8

Early bird offer: 10% off U16’s tickets before 30th April

Ticket price includes admin fee.

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The Sound of Springsteen

The Sound of Springsteen

The “SOUND OF SPRINGSTEEN”, take to the stage for the second year of touring in 2020. After 2 years of getting the show together, and 1 year of touring in 2019, crowds, fans and theatres have given such high reviews from all over the UK.


With a passion for the work of "The Boss", the 8 piece tribute “The Sound Of Springsteen” brings their years of live performances and recording to rock you with Bruce Springsteen's greatest hits and deep cuts. With songs like, Born In The USA, Glory Days, Streets of Philadelphia and many more, this is a night of passion for Springsteen, and we are back in year 2, Bigger and Better.



Tickets: £25 General Admission - Allocated seating

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Saturday 15 Aug 20207:30pm Book Now