Art & Design

Hideki Noda's The Bee

24 January - 11 February 2012

‘Ingenious deployment of simple objects to create a world that is playful and sinister, beautiful and brutal.’ Financial Times


What would you do if your wife and child were held hostage?


When an ordinary office worker returns home to find his wife and child kidnapped, he’s drawn into a dark and dangerous game of revenge where manga comic-strip frenzy turns into an absurd and ferocious nightmare.


First performed at Soho Theatre in 2006, and then making a clean sweep of all major theatre awards in Tokyo, The Bee now comes back to Soho following a New York run with original Olivier Award winning star Kathryn Hunter and Japanese theatre legend Hideki Noda.


Transferring from New York, on its way to Hong Kong and back to Tokyo – don’t miss the opportunity to see this play based on the short story Plucking At Each Other written by Yasutaka Tsutsui.

Originally produced by NODA-MAP and Soho Theatre in 2006.

Admission: £10 - £20

24 January - 11 February 2012

Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London, W1D 3NE

Tel: 020 7478 0100



Soho Theatre / Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre / Noda Map