The Hive (Covid Cut) (Interactive Broadcast)

Why are we fascinated by female serial killers?

Sat 19 Sep 2020 to Sat 17 Oct 2020

The Hive (Covid Cut) (Interactive Broadcast)


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

£1, plus voluntary donation post event