May View from the Beehive

We’ve had a wonderfully busy April with a sell-out show from “Show of Hands”, comedy with “Kiss your Love Goodbye”, a fab gig with the Welsh band ”Rusty Shackle” who really got the Beehive jumping! Movies and magic as well as the annual “Festival of Imagination”, which was thronging with curious minds, old and young. It was brilliant to see three generations of some families coming along to indulge in experiments, crafty physics and listen to some fascinating talks then coming to see Oliver Meech’s magical science show in the evening.

Now we leap into a mad May with some splendid music evenings courtesy of The Honiton Festival, “ZRI” present Schubert’s String Quintet in C, reimagined to sound as radical as when it was first written. Bursting with gypsy and Hungarian themes. On Saturday 14th May “The New Foxtrot Serenaders” come to town, so don your dancing shoes and come to the Beehive to hear this great big dance band playing classics from the 1920’s,30’s & 40’s, think Gershwin, Kern, Berlin and Cole Porter- we’re in for a real treat!

For a bit of Country come Americana, urban bluegrass, great harmonies, witty lyrics and stomping heartbreakers look no further than the wondrous “Police Dog Hogan” they gave us a stonking evening’s entertainment last year, and we’re on course for another sell out on Thursday May 12th.

On Thursday 19th May das sehr gut Comedian Henning Wehn is coming! If you want tickets you’ll have to go on the returns list as this one is sold out.

Honiton Community Theatre Company kick start our Shakespeare festival on May 20th & 21st with their production of “Twelfth Night” which features live music, outrageous comedy, unrequited love, cross dressing and Shakespeare’s wonderful verse, don’t miss this!

Looking forward to “Room for Sound” on Fri 27th May, our annual big gig, for some of the best young local talented musicians and singers from Honiton and beyond. This is for the youth and intrigued, for only a fiver, a great chance to see a fab local line up which includes: Thekeystonez, Alan Todd, Radhatch, Harri Pick, Out of Gravity, Samantics and Josh Cottingham.

On Tuesday 31st May,”The Girls of the Globe” a really engaging selection of Shakespeare’s women will appear in Natasha Ayton- Way’s performance. From Cleopatra to Juliet, each monologue is seamlessly linked by the most common necessity of everyday life….a woman’s shoes!

We are thrilled to have “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” performed by the award winning physical theatre company, Le Navet Bete. IF you have never seen one of their shows I would urge you to see this. They regularly sell out at The Phoenix and Plymouth and no wonder. They are also offering a comedy clowning master class from 10-12 on the same day as their show Sat 4th June. Check website for details. Add to all this, our selection of films:  Eddie the Eagle, Singin’ in the Rain, Star Wars:the Force awakens and the Horrible Histories comedy, Bill, The Jungle Book, Angry Birds, The Man who Knew infinity and Eye in the sky  then hopefully there’s something for all tastes and ages! Look forward to seeing you.

Dates for your diaries:

Thursday 7th July – Branagh Live event cinema- Romeo & Juliet

Sat 23rd July- The Phil Beer Band

Sat 30th July– World cup ’66.  Live event cinema (2.15pm with Bar)

Sat 5th August- Patsy Cline & friends