A Joyous June at the Beehive!

PUBLISHED: 17:00 05 June 2018

Alun Cochrane. Picture: Contributed

Alun Cochrane. Picture: Contributed


The Beehive in Honiton always has plenty line for the month and June is no exception, writes Wendy van der Plank, of the Beehive team.

We’re looking forward to some great films in our cinema this month beginning with the very popular ‘Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society’(12A), on Friday, June 8, about the Island’s book club held during the Nazi occupation, a compelling romantic drama with an intriguing mystery at its heart.

Then ‘That Good Night’(12A), on Saturday, June 9, stars John Hurt as a dissolute novelist coming to terms with his terminal illness in a poignant and humorous last role, along with Charles Dance and Sofia Helin (The Bridge).

On Tuesday, June 12, at 7.15pm, we have the live screening from the Royal Opera House when The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, Swan Lake (12A). Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.

Other screenings include the moving and uplifting road trip in ‘The Leisure Seeker’ (15), on Friday, June 22, starring Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren – ‘Helen Mirren hits the road for a crushingly funny Alzheimer’s comedy’ 4*review, wrote The Telegraph.

There’s classic comedy with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau in ‘The Odd Couple’(PG) as a part of our monthly Nostalgic cinema on Friday, June 29, and that evening, at 7.30pm, we are screening ‘On Chesil Beach’(15) Adapted from Ian McEwan’s bestselling novel, which centres on the relationship of a seemingly mismatched couple in the summer of 1962, a powerful, insightful drama about two people, both defined by their upbringing and bound by the social mores of another era.

There are three terrific concerts coming to The Beehive in June, ‘6 hands’ which brings together guitar legends John Williams, John Etheridge and Gary Ryan and is sold out, then we welcome the return of the wonderful, ‘4Girls,4Harps’ as a part of the newly named East Devon Music Festival on Saturday, June 16.

On Saturday, June 30, as a part of the festival, we also have Isca Light Orchestra and Music Deco.

For fantastic theatre you must come along to Smeatharpe stadium for Miracle Theatre Company’s open air adaptation of Chekov’s bittersweet comedy ‘The Cherry Orchard’, tickets may be bought for cash on the evening (Friday, June 22) or pre-purchased at The Beehive box office.

Guaranteed for another great show, we have the return of the Bristol Old Vic theatre school and their production of ‘The Mill on the Floss’ on Thursday, June 28, at 7.30pm.

As Maggie Tulliver reaches adulthood, the clash between their expectations and her desires is painfully played out as she finds herself torn between her relationships with three very different men: her proud and stubborn brother Tom; hunchbacked Phillip Wakem, the son of her family’s worst enemy; and the charismatic yet dangerous Stephen Guest.

We look forward to seeing you at The Beehive soon!

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