As its supple mood shifts - from comedy, to tragedy, to eroticism - it exposes the sharp edge of cruelty that all these aesthetic modes share. It satirises the enjoyment of violence [and] walks that fetishistic line between pain and pleasure.” Time Out
About the Author
Legendary in Japan, Hideki Noda directed the first Opera in the country's New National Theatre and has garnered outstanding acclaim for his mould-breaking interpretations of Kabuki classics. The Bee opens at the Soho Theatre in June 2006. His play Red Demon, which was produced at the Young Vic theatre, is also published by Oberon. Colin Teevan is well known for his innovative translations and adaptations of world classics. Oberon Books publishes his original plays The Walls, The Big Sea and Vinegar and Brown Paper, and his adaptations Alcmaeon in Corinth, Monkey!, Marathon, Cuckoos, Svejk, Bacchai and Iph...