The Hive (Covid Cut) (Live Performance)

Why are we fascinated by violent crime?

Thu 17 Sep 2020

The Hive (Covid Cut) (Live Performance)


Produced by Hive Opera

There will also be an interactive broadcast of this show at 19:45-20:45, Saturday 19th September 2020; The Hive (Covid Cut) (Interactive Broadcast). A recording of that broadcast will be available for 28 days and tickets for the broadcast are sold seperately.

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

Thursday 17th September - 9:00pm
Duration: 50 minutes

Tickets:  Full price: £15.00 / Financially Challenged: £5.00

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Full Price: £15, Financially Challenged: £5