The Honey Bees – produced by Village Green Theatre Group
Set at a small family-owned apiary in dry and desolate outback Western Australia, this beautifully crafted story explores the life and history of a bee-keeping household, including countless subplots, twists and turns that intertwine in a tight, enthralling manner. Joan is the strong-willed mother and widow who runs the business, with help from her daughter Clo, dedicated labourer Kerrie (and long term partner of Clo) and some overworked and underpaid ‘woofers’ (backpackers). Her son Daryl has secured a business transaction with a US company to keep his family’s apiary financially safeguarded, but the agreement does not exactly go according to plan. Amidst this increasingly stressful situation arrives Melissa a twenty something angsty runaway from Sydney searching for answers.
Mature audiences recommended. Strong adult themes and language throughout