Beyond the Veil – 7th June

screenie_23-05-2013_19-32-38Bees are the subject of a brilliant new musical comedy to be performed early next month at the newly created New Shoots Permaculture Community Garden on the Poor Marsh Allotment Site on Shore Road in Hesketh Bank. The show will be held in the evening on Friday 7th June starting at 7.30 p.m. and the site will be open from 6.00 p.m.

Following last year’s hugely popular allotment themed comedy, “Losing the Plot”, Mikron Travelling Theatre Company is embarking on its 42nd tour of the country with a follow up called “Beyond The Veil”, a gentle comedy with larger-than-life characters, live music and a fascinating insight into bees, beekeeping and all things apicultural based around a highly entertaining whodunit yarn in which hives, honey and homicide are combined in the mystery of murder on the allotments. The play is the creation of Deborah McAndrew, who has written extensively for the stage, but who will be better known to Coronation Street fans as Angie Freeman, who she played until 1998.

Show organiser and Chair of New Shoots, Viv Aldred commented, “We are delighted to be celebrating our first ever open evening at New Shoots with this fantastic show. We have just started keeping our own bees on the site and so it will be the perfect venue for a play with a bee keeping theme. We are hoping for good weather so that the show can be held in the open air and people can bring their own chairs and a picnic, but cover will be available if needed. With licensed drinks and refreshments on offer we are hoping for a swarm of visitors!”

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For more details about the play or about MIKRON and their tour schedule visit There is no need to buy tickets for this show as a collection will be taken by the cast after the performance. However, tables for parties can be booked in advance: Tel 07766 367550.

For further information contact Steve Kirby on 07766 367550


  • Janette Drew, June 9th, 2013 on 10:10 pm

    Just wanted to thank all involved for putting on a fantastic event on Friday 7th June, we came along as non allotment members but felt totally welcomed and at ease by the fantastic community spirt, what a great night well done to all involved

    • Karl, June 27th, 2013 on 4:04 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it! I didn’t manage to attend, though I think we’ll be putting up some pictures here soon. Remember to head back and check the gallery!

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