The Honey Man promotional image - a swarm of bees flies out of the chimney of a lonely cottage against a bright orange background
The Honey Man Production Photo: Honey Man (Everal Walsh) holds up a jar of honey while smiling
Photo by Appleton Event Photography
The Honey Man Production Photo: Inside Honey Man's house, Misty (Amy Kennedy) sits in an armchair, her leg slung over the arm rest, as Honey Man (Everal Walsh) stands next to her
Photo by Appleton Event Photography
The Honey Man Production Photo: Misty (Amy Kennedy) dances in her bedroom, surrounded by clothes, fairy-lights and dressed in gothy black clothing
Photo by Appleton Event Photography
The Honey Man Production Photo: Honey Man (Everal Walsh) examines a honeycomb as Misty (Amy Kennedy) stands behind him, looking wistful
Photo by Appleton Event Photography
The Honey Man Production Photo: Honey Man (Everal Walsh) dances in front of a blue projection
Photo by Appleton Event Photography
The Honey Man Production Photo: Honey Man (Everal Walsh) holds out a a small bag containing drugs as he angrily confront Misty (Amy Kennedy)
Photo by Appleton Event Photography
The Honey Man Production Photo: Misty (Amy Kennedy) dances and takes a swig from a bottle of beer, backlit by a colourful projection
Photo by Appleton Event Photography
The Honey Man Production Photo: Honey Man (Everal Walsh) sits in an armchair in his house, surrounded by bee keeping equipment and jars of honey
Photo by Appleton Event Photography

An Exeter Northcott Theatre production

The Honey Man

by Tyrone Huggins

  • Show Information
  • Company

Directed by Alix Harris

The absorbing tale of an unlikely friendship that develops between an ageing West Indian recluse, living in a derelict cottage and tending his bees at the edge of a picture-postcard English village, and Misty, the fiery, sixteen year old heir to the nearby manor house, who bursts into his life one summer and turns his world upside down.

It’s a story of growing up and growing old, of individual responsibility and shared history, of two worlds joined by a painting, and (just possibly) a little magic.

You dont always have to leave to change a thing. Sometimes the best way is to stay and change things where you is.”

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The performance is sold on a socially-distanced basis.

Theatre is best enjoyed with family and friends. When you look at the seating plan to book your tickets for this show, you will notice that there are gaps between available seats to accommodate social distancing, but you will be able to enjoy the show with your bubble. To make sure that social distancing is adhered to across the auditorium, you will only be able to book all of the seats within a ‘bubble’. If your required bubble size is not available (including larger groups!), or you have any access needs, please get in touch with us on 01392 72 63 63 (Tue-Sat 10am-2pm) or via [email protected] and we will do everything we can to accommodate you.

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Alix Harris


Alix Harris is a Director and Theatre Practitioner based in Devon. In 2015 Alix founded and became Artistic Director of Beyond Face CIC. Beyond Face’s mission is to raise the profile and visibility of artists, young people and communities who are from African and Caribbean diasporas, people who are South Asian, East Asian or South-East Asian, North African, Middle Eastern or from ethnically mixed heritages. Alix has directed for Contact Theatre, Manchester, and assistant directed for the Barbican Theatre Plymouth. In 2019/20, Alix was a Headlong Origins Director. Alix is also a Director of Indra Congress; through this role she has worked internationally in South Africa and Palestine. Alix is also a part-time Drama lecturer at Exeter University.

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Yusuf Niazi

Assistant Director

Yusuf is a Theatre Director, Movement Director and Workshop Facilitator from Birmingham, who graduated from Mountview Academy, trained at Middlesex University and has directed shows in theatres across the UK and internationally.

Passionate about taking important themes and embedding them into good stories, Yusuf is also dedicated to increasing representation of members of the LGBTQ+ community, Black, South Asian and East Asian people in his work.

Amy Kennedy


Training: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Theatre & Television Credits Include: The Importance of Being Earnest (Perth Theatre), Mother Goose Fat Easterhoose (Platform), River City (BBC Studios), The Afflicted (Groupwork), All My Sons (Dundee Rep), NoMa (Tron/Outside Eyes), The Flu That Killed 50 Million (BBC), The Pool of Bethesda/The Jungle Book/Balm in Gilead/Macbeth (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), Kids (Festival Dei 2Mondi 60), Ways to Shine (On The Verge Festival/McLellan Arts Festival), Green Zone (Overcoat Theatre Company), Trainspotting (Citizens Theatre).

In 2018, Amy was the recipient of the Julia Stewart Award and the Citizens Theatre Society Award at RCS.

Everal A Walsh

Honey Man

Everal A Walsh’s work in Theatre includes: Consequences (Hull Truck), A Christmas Carol (Leeds Playhouse), Rockets & Blue Lights (Royal Exchange Manchester), War with the Newts (Knaive Theatre), Amadeus (National Theatre), The Wakefield Mystery Plays (Wakefield Theatre Royal and Wakefield Cathedral), Sweeney Todd (West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Amen Corner and The Comedy of Errors (the National), When Bill Met Robert (Slung Low Shorts), A Raisin in the Sun (Eclipse), The Epic Adventure of Nhamo the Manyinka Warrior (Tiata Fahodzi), Sweeney Todd and Beautification of Area Boy (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Dreaming Under A Different Moon (Water’s Edge), Strawgirl, Antony and Cleopatra and Basil and Beattie (Royal Exchange), Travels with My Aunt (New Wolsey), Aladdin (Wakefield Theatre Royal and Nottingham Playhouse), Karry Owky (Theatre in the Mill), Aladdin (Oldham Coliseum), Ghost Boy and Babul and the Blue Bear (20 Stories High Theatre), Billie Holliday Story (Theatre Production), Living Pretty (Normal Production), The Beautiful Violin (Peshlar), The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Red Wolf), Ooh Ah Showab Khan (ARC), and Othello (Andrew Sketchley Theatre).

TV includes Cold Call, Doctors, Doctor Who, In the Dark, Coronation Street, The Accused, Spooks, It’s Adam and Shelley, New Street Law, The Street, Blue Murder, Max and Paddy, Emmerdale and Prime Suspect.

Film includes The Favourite, The Selfish Giant, Screwed and Cold Heaven. Radio includes Stone, The Hunting of the Snark, Brief Lives, The Barber and the Ark, Bad By Default, A Land Fit for Heroes, Comeback Kid, Slam Banging Home, Venus, A Bullet at Balmains and Goalkeepers Boo.

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Fi Russell

Set & Costume Designer

Stage lights shining through smoke

Somatic (Somin Griffin-Dave)

Composer & Sound Designer

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Marcus Bartlett

Lighting Designer

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Elaine Faulkner

Production Manager

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Leea Smith

Stage Manager (on the book)

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Tom Welch

Technical Manager (Stage)

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Nick Doherty

Senior Technician (Projection)

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Sam Jones

Senior Technician (Sound)

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Zoe Fitzgibbon

Asstant Stage Manager

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Mel Moran


Age 12+
This show contains drug references.

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