Honey bee murder mystery for deaf and partially hearing children on London’s South Bank
A new outdoor theatre show, Bee Detective, invites young audiences, their families and friends on an adventure into the inner sanctum of a bee hive as Sophie Bee, champion forager, turns detective to track down the honey bees when they go missing from the Queen Bee’s birthday party.
Staged in a bee-eautiful tent, the action is both spoken and signed, with projected animation and colourful captioning to make the show both accessible and dynamic. A vibrating floor helps children to feel the buzzing of the bees, and everyone is invited to join in the “waggle dance” that is used by bees to explain where pollen and nectar can be found in the outside world.
This exciting new show from Tin Bath Theatre Company is totally accessible to deaf and partially hearing children. You can catch it from 31 August to 2 September at London’s Southbank Centre.
Dates: Friday 31 August to Sunday 2 September 2012 at 11am, 1.30pm and 4pm.
The show lasts approximately one hour. Recommended for ages 6 upwards.
Book online here and select the date from the menu at the bottom of the page.
Tickets are £12 for adults, £6 for children. Concessions: 50% discount.
Please note, Bee Detective is wheelchair accessible. More information on access at the Southbank Centre can be found here.
Venue: Riverside Terrace, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, Southwark, London SE1 8XX.
Bee Detective has been commissioned by the Unlimited programme, part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Unlimited encourages collaborations and partnerships between disability arts organisations, disabled and deaf artists, producers and mainstream organisations to celebrate the inspiration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and to create original and exciting works. Twenty-nine Unlimited Commissions have been awarded.
Photos by Elyse Marks
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