Honey bees and friendship combine in powerful new play coming to Great Yarmouth

The Honey Man

The Honey Man - Credit: Archant

A compelling play which tells the story of dying bees, healing herbs and the human need for friendship is coming St George's Theatre.

The Honey Man, which comes to Great Yarmouth at 7.30pm on Tuesday, March 10, is described as a funny and moving story of growing up and growing old.

The Honey Man is ageing West Indian recluse who shuns the modern world and contents himself with saving bees, nurturing plants and concocting herbal remedies in a derelict cottage somewhere on the edge of rural England.

Misty is the fiery, apparently self-‐centered, weed-smoking teenage daughter from hell. Rebelling against her aristocratic family heritage and preoccupied by her parents' divorce, she Skypes and texts her way through her relationships, full of anger and anxiety as she contemplates an uncertain future.

One summer their lives collide leading to an unlikely friendship.


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Critics at The Stage said it was a 'beautifully crafted play that manages to weave aspects of the history of slavery, England's Heritage and Black British Identity into an absorbing relationship between a dysfunctional teenager and an elderly Afro-Caribbean beekeeper'.

For tickets, priced £12 adults, £10 concessions and £5 children, call St George's box office on 01493 331484.

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