November, a bumper month of wondrous events at The Beehive

Brilliant to begin with ‘The Dracula Spectacula’, the first musical production performed exclusively by the youth members of the Honiton Community Theatre Company.

We follow naive teacher Miss Nadia as she takes her pupils on a school trip to Transylvania, and they meet all kinds of interesting people on their journey! This truly family-friendly show with a sizzling score and a fresh hilarious script will entertain audiences of all ages. Fancy dress welcome if you feel like wearing something spooky! Tickets: Adult £10, U16 £8 for performances on Fri 1st Nov at 7pm and Sat 2nd Nov at 2pm and 7pm.

We have the very popular annual Craft Fair on Sat 9th of Nov from 10am-3pm where you can purchase lovely handcrafted gifts, then sit down with a cuppa & cake having done your Xmas shopping!

Upcoming films include Judy (12A) on Fri 8th Nov, another screening of Downton Abbey Sat 9th Nov, The Goldfinch (15) on Sat 30th Nov, and we have two NTLive screenings, with the wonderful Alex Jennings and Lindsay Duncan in Hansard (12A) a witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin on Thurs 7th Nov at 7pm. Present Laughter (12A), starring Andrew Scott is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness which is screened on Thursday 28th Nov at 7pm. We also have a screening of the West End production of 42nd Street (12A) starring Bonnie Langford on Thurs 21st Nov at 7.30pm-Pure musical magic!

There’s live theatre from North Devon’s Multi Story Theatre Co. in Hefted on Fri 15th Nov at 7.30pm, a fascinating & entertaining combination of linked, rural tales spanning 600 years. To accompany the show, we are delighted to host an exhibition of the work of James Ravilious, famous photographer of the Devon rural landscape, courtesy of the Beaford Archive. This will be in the Gallery.

We love local Comedian Tom Glover who will be performing A Glover not a Fighter Fri 22nd Nov 8pm as he muses about fatherhood and masculinity in modern Britain from the perspective of a snowflake son of an alpha male trying to do right in a world that is wrong! Then for something completely different, on Sat 23rd Nov we have Fight or Flight-Charity Boxing in aid of the local charity ’See the Future’.

Lastly, there are some fantastic live gigs; We have incredible prog, folk-rock with The Strawbs still going strong and celebrating 50 years! Sat 16th Nov. Then, one of the best live bands on the festival scene – Holy Moly & The Crackers- Friday 29th Nov. Prepare to be overawed by all these great musicians!

We all look forward to seeing you soon, best from Wendy & the Beehive team.