The last Tête à Tête production of the summer is a new opera by Carole Hayman and Harvey Brough
What makes people killers? What turns people from merely thinking about murder as a mental act of revenge to actually killing? And sometimes more than once? And what effect do such people have on those who seek to understand them? These are the questions posed by the new opera produced by Tête à Tête.
Carole Hayman, author of Ladies of Letters and Harvey Brough, of Harvey and the Wallbangers, have collaborated on The Hive, a new opera inspired by Hayman’s research into the addictions and compulsions that propel humans to the darkest depths of psychopathic behaviour. It explores our feelings about the psychopathic killers in our midst, and the professionals who seek them out.
Directed by Tête à Tête Artistic Director Bill Bankes-Jones, The Hive by Carole Hayman and Harvey Brough opens at the Arcola Theatre, London on August 26 for two performances as part of the Grimeborn Festival.