Play about bees at New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, was buzzing
THE author of a book about bees which was brought to life on the stage has praised the production.
Katy Hounsell-Robert’s Ben’s Bees was performed at the New Theatre Royal last week in front of a packed-out audience.
Six talented young actors, aged between five and eight, took on different bee roles in what Ms Hounsell-Robert said was a ‘triumphant’ show.
Producer Nic Williams said: ‘We feel that this project has been an astounding success. The children have grown immeasurably in confidence and as a team.
‘It has been a pleasure working with them’.
The children are members of the NTR Theatre Club.
There were a few hitches to overcome but Ms Hounsell-Robert had nothing but praise for the cast and crew.
She said: ‘Most of the older children left, the original director left and I had to change the play into an excerpt for the very young children to manage.
‘But, as true professionals, Nic Williams, and the new director, Hazel Mallinson-Nesmith, pulled it through triumphantly.’