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  • Playwright

    Mark Doherty 

  • Notes

    A musical for ages 6+.

  • Synopsis

    Did you know that there are more than 20,000 different types of bees? The bumble bee, the solitary bee, the mining bee, the spelling bee, the vitamin B... And then there's Mel, the honey bee, who's going in search of her colony. She got left behind, you see. In fact, she's not even sure how to be a bee. On the journey to find her friends she has some amazing adventures and learns an awful lot about herself and her buzzin' cousins. She discovers just how important they are to us human bee-ings, making yummy honey and pollinating the flowers that grow half of the scrummy things we eat.

  • Play Type

    Theatre for Young Audiences

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    26 September 2015

  • Production Notes

    Performed as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival Family Season 2015.

  • Producer

    Produced by WillFredd In association with The Ark

  • Original Venue

    The Ark

Original Cast  
Bombus Lucorum AKA Luke The Bumble Bee Sean Duggan
Performer Jack Cawley
Nomada Marshamella AKA Marsha The Solitary Bee Marie Ruane
Apis Mellifera AKA Mel The Honey Bee Mary-Lou McCarthy
Production Team  
Director Sophie Motley
Producer Kate Ferris
Producer Maria Fleming
Costume Designer Sarah Bacon
Set & Lighting Designer Sarah Jane Shiels
Choreographer Emma O'Kane
Musical Director Jack Cawley
Production Manager Mark Rooney
Assistant Production Manager Francesco Bistoni
Stage Manager Gordon Bell
Assistant Stage Manager Lisa Kearns
Assistant Stage Manager Clive Welsh
Associate Director Maisie Lee
Costume Construction Frances White
PR Sinead O'Doherty
Marketing Manager Al Russell
Programming Assistant Mitzi D'Alton
Company Director Aideen Howard
Bee Advisor Jane Stout
Bee Advisor Erin-Jo Tiedeken
Bee Advisor Keith Pearse
Video Designer Killian Waters

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.