The Bee-hive

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The Bee-hive is a musical farce by John Gideon Millingen (1782–1862)[1], with music composed Charles E. Horn (1786–1849)[2].

Also found as The Beehive.

The original text

It was first performed by the Drury Lane Company at the Theatre Royal, Lyceum on Saturday, January 19th, 1811 and published 1818.

Performances in South Africa

1823: While no specific performance is mentioned, Bosman (1928: p. 184) does record a call for the music of The Bee-hive by the Amateur Company of officers in Cape Town in this year.


F.C.L. Bosman. 1928. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel I: 1652-1855. Pretoria: J.H. de Bussy. [3]: pp. 184

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