Casting announced for The Boy With The Bee Jar at The Hope Theatre

Casting has been announced for The Boy With The Bee Jar at London’s The Hope Theatre.

The show will be the first to play at the Islington venue post reopening from 29 June to 17 July.

On a North London estate, a swarm of bees attracts an environmentally minded schoolboy who feels lost now that his father’s no longer around. In the estate’s playground, he is drawn to an old anarcho-punk called Euston, who is the sole witness to a horrific crime.

As the city and its residents tear one another apart, these two misfits form an unexpected alliance, as they realise that each holds the key to the other’s salvation. “I don’t want to celebrate this. This thing we share. This lacking. This shame. This inability to do the right thing that should come easy as waking.” “Easy as sleep.”

Colin Hurley will play ‘Euston’ opposite George Rowlands, a 2021 graduate of Rose Bruford College, making his professional debut as ‘The Boy’ in this production.

The Boy with the Bee Jar is directed by Philip Wilson.

Tickets are on sale here with the show playing at 50% capacity from 7PM.

Meanwhile at 9PM each evening between 29 June and 3 July The Hope Theatre will present HOPE BOX, from Blue Grass Theatre, a week of comedy celebrating live theatre and the artists that create it, with an exciting line-up of up-and-coming comedians, sketch artists, comedy actors and alternative acts.

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