B arts is delighted to host the Stoke performance of Honey by Reaction Theatre Makers on its 2018 UK Tour.
“A small tale, beautifully performed and lyrically told, with a big message.” Hereford Times
Honey is an intimate story that intricately weaves together the lives of a young man with autism, his mother, her tattoo artist sister, and those that want to love them.
But Alice is not always an easy lady to love and as her sister says, “Is her husband in the Middle East detonating bombs, or is he in Cardiff down at the Four Bars trying to carve out a new life for himself?”
This is not so much a story of those at war, but of the break down of community and those trying to find their own peace.
As with all of their work RTM take a look at the changing landscape of people’s minds and the environment.
Woven throughout is the beautiful back drop to this moving, charming and funny piece: A quilt stitched with hopes and dreams, pieced together throughout the performance as a present to root Alice’s son to the earth, and a symbol of the strength of a community coming together.
Three hives help us navigate through a world that she has created. A simplicity of staging allows transition between the outer hills and home, a place to drink and a place to talk.
Beautifully lit by inspirational lighting designer Ben Hughes and with an original folk musical score by Joanna Karselis you will taste the honey, feel the richness of the hills, the air and hear the music that fill this small land. The stunning, highly original choreography is by Lizie Gireaudeaux.
‘Honey’ is beautifully performed by the talented Jemma Lewis, Callan Durrant, Vey Straker and Jenni Lea-Jones.
Tickets are £8.00 (full); £6.00 (concs) available here.