Joyous June at The Beehive with brilliant theatre, fab films and some great gigs!

After a splendid May with super shows like A Night at The Musicals from Honiton theatre Co and The Festival of Imagination, we sashay into June which has a barmy selection of diverse events and hopefully something to suit everyone!

The wonderfully wicked boys from Le Navet Bete return on 3rd June 7pm with their eagerly awaited production of ‘DRACULA-The Bloody Truth’. Check out the trailer and you’ll soon realise why they have such a following; utterly bonkers, masterful clowning and a fantastic rapport with their audiences. Please note despite the scary pics- this production is suitable for 7+ and is hilarious Not scary, and it really is a show for all ages, I know several students are coming to see them.

On Thursday 15th June at 7.30pm we have Dylan Thomas’  ‘Under Milk Wood’ performed by the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School graduates, their production promises to be an absolute delight-set in the Welsh fishing village of Llareggub we peek into the lives, loves, feuds, affairs and fights of Polly Garter, Captain Cat, Willy Nilly and the other inhabitants.

We are also thrilled to have the marvellous Exeter based Scratchworks Theatre Co. with their fabulous show-‘The Great Train Robbery’ on Sat 17th June at 7pm this is a great, alternative take on the heist in 1963,prepare to be surprised- really great stuff!

Upcoming films we have are: ‘Hidden Figures’ (PG)Fri 2nd 7.30pm, which is the true story of the African American women, who despite racism & segregation at work, created the vital data needed to successfully launch NASA’ space missions.

On Sat 10th at 7.30pm we have the inspiring Eco documentary ‘Tomorrow/Demain’ followed by informal discussion in the bar. Climate is changing. Instead of showing the worst that can happen, this documentary focuses on the people suggesting solutions and their actions. Some subtitles & all tickets only £5.

‘Their Finest’(12A) starring Bill Nighy, Gemma Arterton & Sam Claflin is a good natured, romantic, war time drama, where a motley team of characters are commissioned to make a British propaganda film. Bring on the Blitz Spirit!

World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello

We then have the Royal Opera House Live screening of ‘Otello’(12A) on weds 28th June at 7.15pm. This brand new production of Verdi’s tragic masterpiece, offers a chance to see the world’s most famous tenor, Jonas Kaufman take to the stage in this iconic role. Musically Verdi draws upon Shakespeare’s harrowing text to create a score that carries heart-thumping  intensity and the results are thrilling:  from the violent storm that opens the opera to  Iago’s  blood-chilling  Credo  and  Otello’s  increasingly  desperate  duets  with  Desdemona. Sung in Italian, with subtitles.

Three fab gigs are lined up for June beginning with something completely different – the inimitable ‘Gaz Brookfield’, a brilliant modern day balladeer with awesome lyrics and not a little social comment! He will be accompanied by fab fiddle player Ben Wain, these lads are well worth coming to listen to, regulars on the festival circuit and Gaz is winner of Acoustic Magazine’s Singer -Songwriter of the year. (14+)Fri 16th June 8pm

On Sat 24th June 7.30pm’ The Darkside of Pink Floyd’ will be appearing with an amazing sound and light show- this is not just any tribute band, these guys are real passionate Floyd fans and it shows with their faithful interpretations of the band’s biggest and best loved numbers.

On Friday 30th June- Bring on the surf and sunshine with another excellent tribute act, in ‘The Beach Boy’s story’, they may not look like them, but they sure do sound like them! We’ve heard rave reviews about this show, so we had to book some sensational summer sounds!!

That’s the round up for now, we all look forward to seeing you soon!

Wendy and the Beehive bunch.