From the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Sweat, the Tony Award-winning composer of Spring Awakening, and Tony Award-nominated lyricist of Jelly’s Last Jam comes a “vibrant new musical” (The i) full of “astonishingly powerful music” (The Guardian) about a group of women ignited by rebellion and longing for acceptance.
1964, South Carolina. Rosaleen is fighting for her right to vote, and Lily is escaping her violent father. When this unlikely pair flee their small town, they seek salvation at a remote honey bee farm run by the remarkable Boatwright sisters. But will their past catch up with them?
Written by playwright Lynn Nottage, composer Duncan Sheik and lyricist Susan Birkenhead, The Secret Life of Bees is “buzzing with delights” (The Times) and features “performances of real star quality” (WhatsOnStage). The Secret Life of Bees has had productions at both The Atlantic Theatre Company in New York and the Almeida Theater in London.