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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 £17, Student £11

Ticket price includes £1 admin fee

Accessible seating available by calling the box office

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

Asleep at the Wheel (+ support The Primitive Noise Band)

Asleep at the Wheel (+ support The Primitive Noise Band)

Direct from Austin, Texas, 10 time Grammy award winning Country/Western Swing legends - Asleep at the Wheel


'Coming right at ya!' - 50th Anniversary World Tour, one of only 8 UK dates!!


This is a huge coup for the Beehive in booking one of the great Americana bands. An incredible 8 piece line up on stage featuring pedal steel guitar, fiddles and horns fronted  by founder, leading light and lead vocalist Ray Benson, standing 6 foot 7 inches tall and taking into account his ten gallon hat and cowboy boots reaching nearly 7 foot!  A big presence and a big voice to match.


The band were featured on the first ever episode of Austin City Limits and have appeared eleven times since. Their history is the stuff of legends. An unmatched 10 Grammy Awards, Country Music Association Touring Band of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award by the Americana Music Association. They have released 31 albums and had 20 singles in the Country Music charts.


Billboard Magazine quoted "Everything this act has ever recorded is simply spectacular". Along the way they have shared the stage with such greats as Bob Dylan, Alice Cooper, Hot Tuna, Lyle Lovett, Van Morrison, George Strait, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Reba McIntyre, Ricky Skaggs, Garth Brooks and Vince Gill amongst countless others, and many of those artists have guested on their albums.


Such is the stature and popularity of the band, Bob Harris will be featuring an unprecedented 8 tracks from them on his Radio 2 Country Show in the lead up to the tour. Their latest album 'New Routes' demonstrates that they are more relevant, enjoyable and musically nimble than at any other time in their 50 year history.


To quote Ray Benson "I've been told that I'm relentless, so I guess I am. I'm just doing what I believe I'm meant to do, singing and playing better than ever. My role and concept of leading a band has never changed. It's gathering the best musicians I can find to play at the best of their ability and kick some ass every night onstage."


This band HAS to be seen live. Reuters describes them as "One of the best live acts in the business". A spectacular mix of Western Swing, Country, Blues and good ole Rock n' Roll. Whether you want to watch with a drink in hand or jive your butt off with the swing dancers, A GOOD TIME IS GUARANTEED!!  If you see only one band this year, see these!


Big name country acts from America visiting the UK normally only play major concert halls or festivals. This is an unprecedented rare chance to catch the best in the business at the Beehive in Honiton.


The legends of the Texas Dance halls...... Asleep at the Wheel.


With support from The Primitive Noise Band - good time, hip shakin', Rhythm & Blues from the UK.



Click here for artists website


Sunday 31 May performance has been rescheduled to Friday 28 August. If you have pre-booked tickets, they will be valid for the new date.


Tickets: £23 in Advance, £26 On the Door - Standing gig with some seats

Ticket price includes £1 admin fee

Accessible seating is available by contacting the Box Office




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Sunday 31 May 20207:30pm Book Now (Call Box Office)

Phil Beer & Sound of the Sirens

Phil Beer & Sound of the Sirens

Phil Beer together with Sound of the Sirens in a Special Double Header event.


When given the opportunity to be together for this unique evening of music Phil, Abbe and Hannah leapt at the opportunity and they are all very much looking forward to it.


Phil is one half of folk supergroup Show Of Hands and is in much demand as a multi-instrumentalist and producer and has been described by the Guardian as 'where Steve Earle and Richard Thompson collide'. He was nominated for the coveted Musician of the Year title in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. He is perhaps best known as a top-flight fiddler, but his skills don't stop there: he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitars, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing his rich and remarkable vocals. All are songs and music of memory and significance, sung in the subtle and melodic Phil Beer style and interjected with musings and amusings to an almost personal audience.


Phil will open the show and comes to the Beehive as part of the 'So Much to Choose From'  2020 Tour.  The solo shows for 2020 will be the last time Phil undertakes such a large number of performances and aim to encapsulate the last 40 years of his songs and music.


He will then be joined on stage by Sound of the Sirens and part of the show will be them making music together.


Sound Of The Sirens are Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood. They combine agile guitar-playing, soaring harmonies and lyrical, heartfelt songwriting to make lushly melodic music. They  released the critically acclaimed album This Time in early 2019 on independent label DMF Records. In Spring 2020 they will be playing a number of headline shows before playing festivals throughout the Summer.


“’This Time’ is a collection of moments, emotions, challenges and stories,” say the duo. “We’ve collected lyrics, melodies and ideas from the past couple of years for this project. We created this album last winter in an isolated barn in Wales with only guitars, a piano, wine and the dogs for company. The themes of time, love, loss, perseverance, hope and clarity are intertwined in these songs.”


Abbe & Hannah are very much looking forward to working with Phil again:-


"We are so excited to be sharing the evening with Phil Beer. He is always so lovely to work with. We managed to share a stage at Exeter Respect a couple of years ago and then borrowed his skills at Cottingham Folk Festival. Fingers crossed we get to play a few songs with him again this time.

We can't wait x"


The last part of the evening will be Sound of the Sirens on their own.


Saturday 13 June 2020 performance has been rescheduled to Friday 26 February 2021. If you have pre-booked tickets, they will be valid for the new date.


Tickets: £21 General Admission - Allocated seating

Ticket price includes £1 admin fee

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office

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Saturday 13 Jun 20207:30pm 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 £17, Student £11

Ticket price includes £1 admin fee

Accessible seating available by calling the box office


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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: Adult £16, Student £13

Ticket price includes £1 admin fee

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office

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Friday 19 Jun 20207:30pm Book Now (Call Box Office)

NT Live: Leopoldstadt (12A)

NT Live: Leopoldstadt

Leopoldstadt

A new play by Tom Stoppard

Directed by Patrick Marber


Regarded as ‘Britain’s greatest living playwright’ (The Times), Academy and Tony Award-winner Tom Stoppard’s (Shakespeare in Love, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) critically acclaimed new play Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance. The play has been widely praised by the critics and has received an Olivier Award nomination for Best New Play.


At the beginning of the 20th century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna, Austria. But Hermann Merz, a factory owner and baptised Jew now married to Catholic Gretl, has moved up in the world. The play tells the story of the Merz’s. We follow his family’s story across half a century, passing through the convulsions of war, revolution, impoverishment, annexation by Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. A company of 40 actors represent each generation of the family in this epic, but intimate play.


Marking 75 years since the end of World War II, ‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece is magnificent’ (Independent) and should not be missed

  

This performance has been filmed live in front of an audience at the Wyndham's Theatre in London’s West End.


★★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece. Magnificent.’ - Independent

★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard’s new masterwork is an early contender for play of the year.’  - Evening Standard

★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard delivers an unforgettable play from the heart.’ - Telegraph

★★★★ ‘Devastatingly moving’ - Jewish Chronicle

★★★★ ‘Stoppard’s back at his most personal. A glittering triumph.’ - Daily Mail

★★★★ ‘Breathtaking, the work of a master’ - Time Out

★★★★ ‘Adrian Scarborough has never been better.’ - Independent


Tickets: Adult £16, Student £13

Ticket price includes £1 admin fee

Accessible seating available by contacting the Box Office

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Thursday 25 Jun 20207:00pm Book Now