Manga comic strip-like frenzy turns into a thought provoking nightmare in Hideki Noda’s The Bee, co-written by Hideki Noda and Colin Teevan and inspired by a story by Yasutaka Tsutsui. This gripping production, tells the tale of an ordinary Japanese businessman who turns savage after returning home to discover that his wife and son have been taken hostage. Within a minimalist set and an eerily beautiful soundtrack, the cast, composed of four members including the director himself, and Olivier Award-winner Kathryn Hunter seamlessly shift between characters. Photo Credit: Masahiko Yakou

Manga comic strip-like frenzy turns into a thought provoking nightmare in Hideki Noda’s The Bee, co-written by Hideki Noda and Colin Teevan and inspired by a story by Yasutaka Tsutsui. This gripping production, tells the tale of an ordinary Japanese businessman who turns savage after returning home to discover that his wife and son have been taken hostage. Within a minimalist set and an eerily beautiful soundtrack, the cast, composed of four members including the director himself, and Olivier Award-winner Kathryn Hunter seamlessly shift between characters.


Photo Credit: Masahiko Yakou


The Bee

Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre/Soho Theatre, London/NODA•MAP
Co-written and Directed by Hideki Noda

Japan

UTR 2012  - Japan Society