April View from The Beehive

It’s our second anniversary and what better way to celebrate than by having Devon’s finest folk duo, ‘Show of Hands’ playing the Beehive for the opening night of their ’Long Way Home’ UK tour tonight! Needless to say, it’s sold out and we are all very excited to have Phil Beer and Steve Knightley playing here.

A great selection of gigs and home grown talent in local shows, seem to be going from strength to strength at the Beehive, as sell out shows for Peter Pan and Kiss your love Goodbye have demonstrated. We now eagerly await Honiton Theatre Company’s ‘Twelfth Night’ in May which will kick start our Shakespeare celebrations.

Meanwhile we have some fab shows and movies to look forward to, next weekend we have ‘Glorilla’ a brilliant spoof comedy show, check out the trailer on the website these girls are seriously good!

Brie Larson won an Oscar for her performance in the life affirming movie ‘Room’ which we are screening this Friday and next week George Clooney and Josh Brolin star in the Coen brother’s, Hail Caesar!

Come and hear ‘Rusty Shackle’ fabulous 6 piece band, on Sat 16th April, their hi energy live performance with intelligent, catchy lyrics will make for a great gig, don’t miss them.

For something completely different we have the 2 day Festival of Imagination with interesting talks and activities based on the theme of Structure this year, there is something for everyone and very worthwhile coming along for a look. On the Friday evening we will be showing the 2004 Pacino version of The Merchant of Venice and on Saturday 23rd we have the hilarious family friendly, ‘When Magic & Science Collide’ show by the amazing Oliver Meech.(it’s quite mind blowing, believe me and kids and adults will love it)

Our Nostalgic cinema on April 28th is the wonderful ’Some like it hot’ with Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis and our Friday film is ‘Joy’

We end April with the first of an exciting season of concerts as a part of the Honiton Festival-Conjunto Gringo playing Latin & Cuban jazz, this wonderful octet is led by Bristol’s best known jazz trumpeter, Andy Hague. Guaranteed to make you want to dance!

Plans are afoot for a celebration of Shakespeare’s life and works at the Beehive with several events through May and June culminating with the Branagh Live screening of Romeo and Juliet with Richard Madden and Lily James as the star crossed lovers on Thursday 7th July and the Bristol Old Vic theatre school production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ on 17th June. Along with Police Dog Hogan and Henning When, tickets will go quickly for these shows, so book now and enjoy!