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The Secret Life of Bees to London

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The Secret Life of Bees to London#1
Posted: 8/1/20 at 8:45pm

Susan Birkenhead pretty emphatically said during a Atlantic Theater Zoom event that The Secret Life of Bees was going to continue and that they would be going to 'London'. Wondering if this is West End or somewhere else to start?  Good for them, they deserve to keep going and eventually end up on Broadway.

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Posted: 8/1/20 at 9:53pm
If she said specifically “to London”, I’d imagine a West End production, as opposed to a theatre company outside of the city. That’s very exciting though because I missed it here and definitely won’t pass up the chance to see it in the UK!
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Posted: 8/1/20 at 10:44pm
Yeah, I’ve been hearing London since it closed off-Broadway last year. I think a Riedel piece confirmed that rumor last fall? I was imagining it would go to the National or Old Vic, but I guess it could do a solo commercial run, though that doesn’t seem financially smart for a show still in progress.

All that aside, I thought this show was pure magic at Atlantic last summer and I can’t wait to see it again.
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Posted: 8/1/20 at 11:04pm
One of my fav new scores! And LaChanze mentioned London a while back so hopefully that’s true! I’m curious about the design as it felt custom fit for that space so wonder how that would change. I’d think they’d want to do it at a non-profit though?
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Posted: 8/1/20 at 11:13pm
From everything I’ve seen about the show, it would appear to be a perfect fit for The Old Vic. Was any sort of timeline mentioned?
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Posted: 8/2/20 at 7:07am

I adored this at the Atlantic Theatre Company, and would love to see this have a future life.

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Posted: 8/2/20 at 8:50am

It is/was the Almeida, but who knows if it will still happen post-COVID.

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Posted: 8/2/20 at 9:21am

ManInChair3 said: "It is/was the Almeida, but who knows if it will still happen post-COVID."

Yep.

 

Just want it to happen.

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Posted: 8/2/20 at 10:35am

I would actually guess more YOUNG Vic.  Maybe even the Almeida. Definitely not a commercial West End production.

 

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Posted: 8/2/20 at 3:29pm

Jordan Catalano said: "If she said specifically “to London”, I’d imagine a West End production, as opposed to a theatre company outside of the city. That’s very exciting though because I missed it here and definitely won’t pass up the chance to see it in the UK!"

If we’re allowed into the UK. 

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Posted: 8/2/20 at 6:25pm

I’d love to catch this again. I really enjoyed it at The Atlantic