We are very lucky to have a number of excellent independent local theatres on our doorstep in West Sussex, and have been fortunate enough to take our children to performances from a young age. From the thrills of festive pantos to the joy of classic literature bought to life, there’s always something to delight families of all ages. The Connaught and Pavilion Theatres in Worthing are no exception and offer a packed programme of shows all year round.
Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe, A Bee Story is a perfect introduction to theatre for youngsters. It’s a unique physical show which features two Australian performers and an array of circus, acrobatics, live music and dance. With giant brightly coloured props and stunning costumes, the story centres around Queen Bee and Worker Bee who must rebuild their hive after a devastating bushfire. But, like all good, stories, things don’t go according to plan. They must work together and use all of their super bee skills to make it through.
All of this is done without using any actual words, so it’s great for even the youngest of audiences; although if your children are anything like mine, there’ll be plenty of questions! The story is a great prompt for discussions on community, sustainability and environmentalism.
A Bee Story takes place at the Pavilion Theatre on Worthing seafront at 2.00pm on Saturday 16th September. The great news is the theatre has recently had a refit on their seats! The show is 45 minutes long, with no interval. There are booster seats available, and plenty of refreshments and toilets!
*We were gifted press tickets in order to provide this preview but all thoughts and opinion are entirely our own.