Lloyd Evans Lloyd Evans

A puzzling spectacle: The Secret Life of Bees, at the Almeida Theatre, reviewed

Plus: a play about a former Labour cabinet member whose childhood feels like something out of Tintin

The cast of The Secret Life of Bees in their exquisite cotton blouses, matching skirts, fancy hats, silk stockings, high heels and picture-perfect hairdos. Photo: Marc Brenner

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