The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees tickets in London’s West End

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Arriving in London in 2022, don’t miss this powerful, poignant and funny coming-of age story, based on the best selling novel The Secret Life Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.

The Secret Life of Bees is brought to life on stage in a new musical adaptation from a multi-award winning creative team helmed by Tony Award winning Director Sam Gold (Fun Home).

Adapted for the stage by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat, Ruined), with music by Tony and Grammy Award winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and lyrics by two-time Tony nominee and Drama Desk winner Susan Birkenhead (Jelly’s Last Jam), this highly anticipated new musical will receive its West End premiere in 2022.

What’s the Story?

Set in South Carolina in 1964, this coming-of age story follows Lily, a lonely white teenager, struggling with her distant father and the haunting memory of her mother’s death.

When Rosaleen, her black caregiver and only friend, is beaten and jailed for asserting her right to vote, Lily’s rebellious spirit is ignited. She and Rosaleen escape on an adventure where they are taken in by a trio of black beekeeping sisters. While Lily tries to unlock the secrets of her past, she and Rosaleen find solace in the mesmerising world of bees and spirituality in this extraordinary tale of awakening, fellowship and healing.

Who’s in it? The Secret Life of Bees Cast

Casting for the London production of The Secret Life of Bees to be announced.

Creative Team

The Secret Life of Bees is a musical written by Lynn Nottage (Sweat, Ruined), with music by Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), lyrics by Susan Birkenhead (Jelly’s Last Jam), and directed by Sam Gold (Fun Home); based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd.


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