The Birds and the Bees, a fantastic new show about love, lust, family and farming set on the outskirts of Cromer, is at Norwich Theatre Playhouse from 20 – 30 April. Here are nine reasons you should try this quirky take on what happens when life’s plan goes awry.
1. The Humour
The show will have you chuckling as the characters Gail, Earl, Sarah, and Ben get themselves into some messy relationships. Peppered with saucy and cheeky jokes, this show is Norfolk’s own version of Carry On.
2. Sitcom in Style
There is something familiar about the set-up with the audience invited into the upstairs of Gail’s house. The show feels like a slick American sitcom with lights fading in and out to acknowledge the passing of time or a new episode in The Birds and the Bees sitcom.
3. Relatable Relationships
Whether it is Gail and Earl or Sarah and Ben, or even their relationships with their previous partners, there are moments in these stories we have all gone through. But, just like in real life, things get messy, and it is the people around you and the relationships you have that count.
4. Mother-Daughter Relationship
Central to the story is the relationship between Gail and Sarah, who are mother and daughter. Like every mother and daughter relationship, there is tension, strain, support and, of course, love. This is a heartfelt relationship that is familiar to many.
5. Optimistic View of Love in Later Life
The subject of love and passion in later life is not something that is usually talked about or seen. The Birds and the Bees has this front and centre, showing that love can be enjoyed at any stage of life, which is not only positive but refreshing.
6. Music Nostalgia
Be in no doubt The Birds and the Bees soundtrack is nostalgic. From tunes from the 70s, all the way through to the noughties and will have you singing all the way home.
7. Norfolk Jokes
Set in the countryside outside of Cromer, expect Norfolk dialect and jokes about living in a Norfolk coastal town, including the lack of 5G hindering Ben’s dating life.
8. Three Theatres Working Together
Three East of England’s best-loved theatres have pooled their creativity to produce The Birds and the Bees. So why not come along and celebrate local voices and some of the best creative
9. Turkey Dance
You will never have wanted to go to a Turkey Dance more in your life … Gobble Gobble!
The Birds and the Bees is at Norwich Theatre Playhouse from 20 – 30 April, tickets are £22. To book, please get in touch with Norwich Theatre Box Office on 01603 630 000.