Watch: Trailer for the play ‘Bee Detective’

Posted on March 15, 2012



Hot off the press, here’s the fantastic teaser-trailer by deaf animator James Merry for the upcoming children’s play Bee Detective, written by deaf playwright Sophie Woolley.

The blurb on the website says that Bee Detective “invites deaf and hearing children, aged 6 and upwards, on an adventure into the inner sanctum of a beehive. (A pretend, human sized bee hive which is actually a tent).”

The performance will be “staged in a tent in parks and outdoor spaces” and “will evoke the sights and sounds of a hive through inventive new technology and creative captioning.” It will also be both spoken and signed. Bee Detective is an Arts Council Commission for Unlimited as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Check out the Brighton dates in early May here: http://brightonfestival.org/event/646/bee_detective/

Sounds great – and the trailer is only the start of James Merry’s work on it. Check it out!

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