Honeypot

Theatre (new writing, contemporary)

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Description

Told through the eyes of multicultural, post-pubescent, fairy tale heroines; Honeypot divulges the unspoken trials and tribulations of modern-day womanhood. A brutally honest, comic and uncensored subversion of the famously tragic folklore narratives. An all-female cast and creative team unveil the hidden truths of romanticised tales through this liberating portrayal of contemporary femininity. Provocative, sincere, sharp and insightful. Be prepared to challenge shallow and subconscious stereotypes with a sisterhood of empowered female characters.

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Sean Davis 13 days ago

Honeypot (***)
Several women explore a variety of situations where women can support the empowerment of each other. Many scenes were poorly defined so it took a while to understand their topic. The use of music from the 1960s that explicitly described the role of women both provided counterpoints and enlivened the whole piece.

This was the 53rd most enjoyable of the 76 shows I have seen so far this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website: www.fringefan.com.

Hannah D. 14 days ago

What a fantastic performance! So happy you convinced me when flyering. Amazingly strong cats throughout, great dancing & staging, strong words, so well written, staging was grant and the topics it touched upon so important and treated absolutely well. Loved it!!

Jaana Pinchard 14 days ago

A riotous romp through traditional fairytales. Except these heroines are from real life and present us with their take on being a woman on the 21st century. It is ambitious in its production and combines drama, comedy, music and movement. Great costumes, multicultural young and very talented cast. It has a great energy and has buckets of charm. Thoroughly recommend it!!

Jennifer Walker 15 days ago

You never know what you’re going to get at the Fringe if, like me, you prefer to go with the flow and not have your days planned and booked. You get a hit here a miss there and marvel at the guts it must take to compete with thousands of shows at the Fringe. So without any expectations I came to see Honeypot, having caught a flyer from a lovely, smiley young lady who was standing in the pouring rain giving it her all!! Thank goodness I took a punt as this show just made me smile, laugh out loud and cry in the space of an hour. Very hard hitting themes at times, interspersed with the clever use of music and movement and all told through the eyes of those fairytale heroines we grew up with. Great to see so many men in the audience - yes men come see it too, as it’s a very enlightening experience. Share the trials and tribulations faced by young female millennials showcased by a group of very talented actors. Great fun, brilliant writing; a thought provoking piece of theatre.

Jeff Hall 16 days ago

One of the better shows I’ve seen at this year’s festival. All female cast and all female issues, reimagining fairy tale princesses as modern women, with modern problems, subverting the stereotypes along the way. Clever idea and the tone is not in the least preachy. It’s entertaining with some genuine laughs here and there. The scene with the macho lech could have been offensive or grotesque but was actually hilarious. So, on the whole, a humorous take on women’s issues while at times, genuinely thought provoking. Very well acted too, by a young, diverse energetic group. Thumbs up.

Deborah Nicholson 19 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the show. Mixing Fairy-tale princesses with "Grimm" ;-) reality is very clever. This show is relevant to all women of all ages and should be seen by as many men as possible! I particularly loved the movement in the scene with the two lecherous "men" and the bikini wax scene.
Heartily recommend this slickly written ebbing and flowing piece.


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The List (4/5 stars) 12 days ago

Revamping fairy tales with toilet humour and feminism...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 14 days ago

This talented all-female ensemble offer an original and inventive take on traditional fairytales. As the name would suggest, Honeypot is a delightfully rich and satisfying retelling of the stories we think we know in an hour of subversive feminist storytelling. Beginning with the peaceful image of young women sleeping in...

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ScotsGay (5/5 stars) 17 days ago

HoneyPot play is a funny and thought provoking theatre show brought to life by a diverse all female cast. Throughout the show we relived the fairytales we grew up on… but with a twist. HoneyPot took traditional storylines and catapulted them into modern day injecting current affairs into their narrative....

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