We all have dark thoughts; some are darker than others, but some are deadly dark

Coming to Hoxton Hall on the 7th July.

The Hive, for one night only will return to London to perform at Hoxton Hall in July.
With music by one of the UK’s most accomplished and diverse musicians Harvey
Brough (founder, musical director and producer of Harvey and the Wallbangers) and
words by previous associate director of The Royal Court Theatre Carole Hayman
(Ladies of Letters, The Warfleet Chronicles).

It was Carole Hayman’s research into female serial killers while a fellow at Kings
College London, as well as her interviews with those connected to the killings that
inspired The Hive. The title, The Hive, was inspired by a Forensic Psychiatrist who
said, “Women kill close to the home, or the Hive, as you might call it.”

Directed by British theatre director Paulette Randall MBE, The Hive combines raw
verbatim interviews with a scorching operatic score to investigate our fascination with serial killers – from grim tales to the real thing; from the first act of murder to the long-
term effects of psychopathic darkness. A story that is both captivating and shocking.

Writer, Carole Hayman said “What I want to do in Hive is challenge popular stereotypes
and re-connect with the basic humanity of the people who’ve caused the suffering. It’s
crucial we keep in mind that they are only human, just like the rest of us. How do we know
what we too might be capable of doing? 10% of us are personality disordered. Like it or
not, a part of these killers is in us all. My hope is that – without condoning, or sympathising we might be able to understand and even empathise with the perpetrator. That way, I
believe, redemption lies.”

Tickets available here

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