John Straiton's play about friendship and connection in a time of upheaval, uncertainty and unrest.
North London. A lonely schoolboy missing his dad finds himself drawn to a swarm of bees. He meets Euston, an outsider just like him, and the two troubled souls find a connection. While the city around them continues to find no peace, they learn to lean on each other. Long-listed for the 2019 Bruntwood Prize.
John Straiton’s new play was longlisted for the prestigious Bruntwood prize and it’s a great piece of writing: thoughtfully sculpted, and punctuated by startling lyrical sections and striking observations.
Deserving its place on the Bruntwood longlist in 2019, The Boy with the Bee Jar bravely tackles some weighty themes, tapping into fears of being a bystander – of failing to speak up for others, as well as yourself.