Vaucluse House is an outdoor venue and Sydney Festival is committed to going ahead with performances come rain or shine. Please come prepared.
A buzzy and adventurous new physical theatre work for children and families exploring ways we can work together in sticky situations and celebrating native Australian flora and fauna.
Join Queen Bee and Worker Bee on a quest to rebuild a home after their hive is destroyed by bushfire. Merging circus, acrobatics, dance and live music, A Bee Story is an enchanting and educational show that explores issues surrounding sustainability, environmentalism and community.
A gravity-defying journey through the intricate and endangered life of native bees that hums with heart, honey and humanity.
Created and directed by Robbie Curtis (Cirque du Soleil, Circus Oz, the Australian Ballet), with co-creator, musician and performer Lizzie McRae as Queen Bee, A Bee Story was developed as part of Merrigong Theatre Company’s independent artists’ program, MerrigongX.
A Bee Story has been created by Arc Circus co.
Runtime: 45 mins
Wed 6 Jan at 9am
Wed 6 Jan at 11am
Thu 7 Jan at 9am
Thu 7 Jan at 11am
Fri 8 Jan at 9am
Fri 8 Jan at 11am
Sat 9 Jan at 9am
Sat 9 Jan at 11am
Sun 10 Jan at 9am
Sun 10 Jan at 11am
General Admission Full Price – $25
+ booking fee
Face masks are mandatory at all Sydney Festival events for all patrons 13 years and older, in line with NSW Government regulations. A face mask is required at all times while inside foyers, theatres and outdoor venues, including during performances. Children 12 and under are exempt but are encouraged to wear masks where practicable.
Seating will be on the grass, so please bring a picnic rug.
Children aged 2 years and under are admitted for free, providing they do not occupy a seat. Children 3 years and over will require a ticket.
A strict lockout period applies. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Gates will open 30 mins prior to the performance time.
Vaucluse House is an outdoor venue.
Robbie Curtis is the Founder and Artistic Director of Arccircus company and is the Creator and Director of ABee Story. Robbie is an Australian performer and choreographer who has worked extensively for over ten years nationally and internationally, performing, teaching, and choreographing. Robbie has worked for companies including Cirque du Soleil, Circa, Circus Oz, Legs on the Wall, Cirque de Paname, Australian Ballet, Australian Opera, Theatre of Image, Shaun Parker Co.,and Footnote dance company. He is internationally recognised for his unique style mixing dance and circus, and has been an artistic consultant at the National Institute of Circus Arts. He has performed in notable theatres around the world, including Barbican, Sadler's Wells, BAM, TeatreGrec, The Sydney Opera House, and Arts Centre Melbourne, and he has performed at every major Australian Festival. He has also taught extensively at a tertiary level.
Lizzie McRae is the co-creator of A Bee Storyandis a musician and comedian. She has taught all levels of flute andplays piccolo and saxophone. Lizzie is a juggler, clown, and also serves as General Manager of Arc circus company. Lizzie holds both a Bachelors and a Master’s degree from the University of Sydney, and she has worked in management all over the world, including Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Myanmar, Indonesia, Japan, the UK, and the USA. She is passionate about entertaining and empowering kids, and in between being the Queen Bee in A Bee Story, is currentlythe Executive Director of Iraqi Children Foundation.
Photo: Kai Leishman
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