The BeekeeperCategory: Past Shows
By Michael Ashton
Winner of PULSE, Blackeyed Theatre’s new writing initiative
Cast – Eliot Giuralarocca, Robert Harding, Chris Westgate, Spencer Cummins
December 1944. Monowicze, one of the labour camps at Auschwitz. Amidst the desperation and inhumanity of the Holocaust, an incredible power struggle develops between Kommandant Richard Baer and one of his prisoners, Manachem Stressler, a German Jew who survives by harvesting honey from the camp’s bee hives for his captors.
With Russian tanks advancing to liberate the camp, Baer’s growing despair pushes both men to their limits as they seek redemption and a return to their humanity. Based on real life events, The Beekeeper is the incredible story of two men, the nature of power and the strength of the human spirit.
Director Adrian McDougall
Set Designer Victoria Spearing
Lighting Charlotte McClelland
Costume Designer Hannah Gibbs