Reaction Theatre Makers presents HONEY at The Cockpit in London - Weds 18th to Friday 20th July 2018

Reaction Theatre Makers presents

The Cockpit, London
Wednesday 18th to Friday 20th July - 7:45pm

"Audiences should swarm to see it." William Stafford, Bum on a Seat.

"There is a warm, golden glow about this show" Chris Eldon Lee, BBC Radio

Honey is an intimate story that weaves together the lives of a young man with autism, his mother, her tattoo artist sister, and those that want to love them.
But Anwen is not always an easy lady to love and as her sister says, "Is her husband in the Middle East detonating bombs, or is he in Cardiff down at the Four Bars trying to carve out a new life for himself?"

This is not so much a story of those at war, but of the break down of community and those trying to find their own peace.

As with all of their work, RTM take a look at the changing landscape of people's minds and the environment. Woven throughout is the beautiful back drop to this moving, charming and funny piece: A quilt stitched with hopes and dreams, pieced together throughout the performance as a present to root Anwen's son to the earth, and a symbol of the strength of a community coming together.

Three hives help us navigate through a world that she has created. A simplicity of staging allows transition between the outer hills and home, a place to drink and a place to talk. Lit by lighting designer Ben Hughes and with an original folk musical score by Joanna Karselis you will taste the honey, feel the richness of the hills, the air and hear the music that fill this small land. The choreography is by Lizie Gireaudeaux.

'Honey' is performed by Jemma Lewis, Callan Durrant, Vey Straker and Jenni Lea-Jones.

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

Listings Info


The Cockpit
Garforth Street

Wednesday 18th to Friday 20th July - 7:45pm

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Full price: £11 Under 16s: £7