Bees by Polyglot Theatre is a joyful, interactive work in which children are invited to join in and participate in the world of community, communication, wonder, and imagination.
Explore a buzzing, humming hive of activity in the Festival Hub garden as three human-sized bees busy themselves in the creation of a community alongside children who transform themselves into bees as they play. The bees are fascinating, strange and beautiful, traversing invisible pathways, and mapping delicate patterns across the garden.
Inspired by the mysterious life and work of bees, this re-imagining of the garden space involves the slow uncovering of an intricate unseen world. Children are immersed in the sounds, shapes and scents of the bee world — from their familiar buzz to honeycomb houses.
Bees uses ritual, non-verbal communication, and the secret world of bee movement to provide a range of access points for children to participate.
- As a roving-style performance, there are no separate audience and performance areas
- Duration: 45 minutes
- Suitable for ages 4-11 years and their families