The Secret Life of Bees (London, Almeida Theatre, 2023) | Playbill

The Secret Life of Bees


SYNOPSIS: South Carolina, 1964. Lily Owens, a restless white teenager, struggles with her merciless father and the haunting memory of her mother’s death. When Rosaleen, her black caregiver, is beaten and jailed for asserting her right to vote, Lily’s rebellious spirit is ignited. She and Rosaleen escape on an adventure where they are taken in by a trio of black beekeeping sisters. While Lily tries to unlock the secrets of her past, she and Rosaleen find solace in the mesmerizing world of bees and spirituality in this extraordinary tale of awakening, fellowship and healing.

Directed by Whitney White
Choreographed by Shelley Maxwell
Scenic Design by Soutra Gilmour
Costume Design by Qween Jean
Lighting Design by Neil Austin
Sound Design by Simon Baker
Music Supervision and Music Direction by Nigel Lilley

Cast Includes: Ava Brennan, Tarinn Callender, Danielle Fiamanya, Rachel John, Mark Meadows, Abiona Omonua


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