A woman and a man lean against a beehive, in the background there are fields and a washing line


Mon 21 - Sat 26 August 2023
Tickets £20 - £40*

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Unfortunately the scheduled performance of The Birds and the Bees has been cancelled. We are very sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause. The producers of the show have released the following statement:

"The producers regret that they have had to take the decision to cancel the tour of The Birds and the Bees. This decision was not taken lightly, but it remains the case that the current market for touring drama is highly challenging in terms of attracting audiences".


On Gail’s East Anglian farm, the honeybees are dropping like flies – just like her love life. She hasn’t slept with anyone since her husband bolted years ago. Her daughter’s marriage is going bust just like her turkey farm. Neighbour Earl is fighting a losing battle with his sugar beet yield and his ‘no strings’ relationships. Can bio-student Ben perk up the pollinators and give the turkeys a helping hand? Perhaps all they need is some local mead and the annual Turkey Day’s Dance to help them discover that the best way out of a crisis is to commit to those closest to you. Just don’t get stung!

This hilarious comedy romp has a heart as big as the laughs it brings. Starring comic genius, writer and actress Helen Lederer (Absolutely Fabulous, Bottom, French & Saunders) and Michael Starke, known and loved from his role as Sinbad in Brookside to TV’s The Royal and Benidorm and countless major leads on stage including Hairspray and Waitress

Book now for The Birds and the Bees - it’s the bees’ knees!

Running Time

Approx. 2 hours 30 minutes inc. interval

General Guidance

Contains strong language, adult themes and partial nudity

Age Guidance



Monday - Saturday, 7.30pm
and Thursday & Saturday, 2.30pm:

*All ticket prices include a £3 per ticket booking fee

  • 'As sweet as honey'

  • 'A razor sharp, steam new comedy'

  • 'A laugh out loud comedy'

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