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Bumbógs & Bees


  • Playwright

    Frances Kay 

  • Notes

    A play for 4-7 year olds.

  • Synopsis

    Bumbógs & Bees explores the way social groups function. It presents a ready made, fully ordered world – that of the Honey Bee – and invites children to find out for themselves through songs, movement and story just what it is that makes a beehive buzz. Together they find out how bees communicate, and why everyone in a hive has to do things a certain way. And how come drones like Bumbóg never seem to do any work at all. They also encounter the greatest mystery of them all – what happens when a colony of bees decides to swarm – and experience how one bee can, like one person, make a difference to their community.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

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  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

Original Cast  
Bumbóg Louis Lovett
Humble Aoife O'Beirne
Bizz Niamh O'Connor
Zubba Anna Olson Nugent
Production Team  
Director Martin Murphy
Designer David Craig
General Manager Jackie Ryan
Composer Nico Brown
Production Manager Roy Murray
Education Officer Muireann Ahern
Administrator Emmanuela Papasotiriou
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Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    TEAM Educational Theatre Company

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the teachers' information pack for the original production.