Produced by Hive Opera
Recording available for 28 days after broadcast
There is also a live performance of The Hive at The Cockpit Theatre at 21:00-21:50, Thursday 17th September 2020.
This broadcast includes a recording of the live performance, and additional live content.
Music: Harvey Brough
Words: Carole Hayman
The full opera is on hold but here is the terrible story of The Hive presented in a covid friendly short new film followed by a live performance of songs and arias from the opera.
From Grimms’ tales to the real thing, we are all fascinated with violent crime: on TV, in the media, in films, and particularly when the perpetrators are women. The Hive, an opera as beguiling as it is shocking, uses heartbreaking drama, black humour and a scorching score to explore why.
“Women kill within a small area. Where they have most influence – within their domestic corral. You might say…(he smiles) Women kill close to the hive”.
The Hive began life as a Tête à Tête production as a part of the Grimeborn Festival in 2016.
Additional content for the broadcast:
The company will and take questions from the audience in a chat after the broadcast.
Age range: 18+
Content warning: The work is about murder and serial killing
Live Broadcast: Saturday 19th September - 7:45pm
Duration: 1 hour