Taliesin Live - Honey

Overview:

Written and directed by Tiffany Hosking

 

Just like a jar of honey, this brand new play by Tiffany Hosking has sweetness, richness and depth. Come and explore a patchwork of life in the Welsh mountains where bees, bomb disposal and autism are all wrapped-up in folk music to squeeze your senses.

As wonderful as any bee’s waggle dance, Honey’s intimate story weaves together the stories of a family in tatters - a tattoo artist, an autistic boy, his mother - at home in the valley, his father - away at war, and those that want to love them. This is not a story of war, but of community and of all those communities that are breaking down. Woven throughout is a quilt, stitched with hopes and dreams, pieced together for the boy with autism who loves to dance. With a beautiful backdrop of specially written folk music you will taste the honey, feel the richness of the hills and hear the music that fills these hearts.

 

The Bee’s Knees

‘Gentle drama laced with gentle humour becomes something quietly profound and ultimately touching.  Caron discloses to the bees, in the only instance of him saying anything, that the very chemicals responsible for the decline of their kind may be responsible for the surge in autism – the play’s political point, there, but generally it’s about family and community and connections.  It has much to do with tradition but also feels completely fresh and of the now.  I adored it and audiences should swarm to see it.’ William Stafford (Bum on a Seat)

 

'A fine invention!' Remote Goat on Honey

'It had a purity and originality about it that I have not often experienced.' Fringe Guru

'Truly was a triumph!' Broadway Baby

'Honey is beautiful, graceful, thoughtful...I feel creatively nourished!'  Audience Member

'Theatre is more, much more, than story. It's aesthetic ground is the making of pattern and pattern-within-pattern. Reaction Theatre Makers' work comes with much artistry.' Theatre Wales 

 

Whilst developed for an adult audience, Honey is also a rare opportunity for younger people to be introduced to modern theatre.

Performance time is one hour and ten minutes, with an interval.

Further information and full reviews.

 

 

Thursday 3 May 7.30pm

Prices and Times:

Thu 3rd May

7.30pm

Pricing Information:

CategoryPrice
Full price:£ 12
Under 18's:£ 10
Full time students:£ 10
Senr.Citizens:£ 10
Other Conc.:£ 10

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HONEY

Tiffany Hosking : Writer/Director

Design: Ben Hughes

Costume: Sarah Sadler

Movement direction: Naomi Said/Lizie Gireudeaux

Performers: Vey Straker, Jemma Lewis, Callan Durrant

 

Since 2002 Reaction Theatre Makers have been presenting original theatre around the country, in the community for abled and differently abled adults. They have successfully toured two original pieces 'The Slip' "An innovative and compelling theatrical production, The Slip stayed with me long after the final words were spoken - there's a kind of transience about the play, an almost mystical quality you might say that is quite unique and something you don't encounter that often in British theatre", and FishHead, which came to Taliesin in 2014 "I left feeling that had witnessed a truly beautiful piece of theatre. It had a purity and originality about it [I]have not often experienced.”


'Flippin' delicious!' UK Touring

'Reaction Theatre Makers' work comes with much artistry.' Theatre Wales

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Reaction Theatre Makers are currently touring a new play by Tiffany Hosking, HONEY, which comes to Taliesin Thur 3 May, 7.30pm. Come and explore a patchwork of life in the lush and hilly landscape where bees, bomb disposal and autism are all wrapped-up in folk music.

Honey weaves together the stories of a family in tatters - a tattoo artist, an autistic boy, his mother - at home in the valley, his father - away at war, and those that want to love them. This is not a story of war, but of community and of all those communities that are breaking down. Woven throughout is a quilt, stitched with hopes and dreams, pieced together for the boy with autism who loves to dance. With a beautiful backdrop of specially written folk music you will taste the honey, feel the richness of the hills and hear the music that fills these hearts.

Whilst developed for an adult audience, Honey is also a rare opportunity for younger people to be introduced to modern theatre.