6–10 JANUARY Vaucluse House $25 + BF
A Bee Story
A Bee Story
6–10 JANUARY Vaucluse House $25 + BF
6–10 JANUARY
A Bee Story
$25 + BF
ARC CIRCUS & CLUSTER ARTS

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

Venue
Performance Times

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

Ticketing and Pricing
  • General Admission Full Price – $25
    + booking fee

Important Info

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.

Cast and Credits

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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