The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

May 9-10 2018
The Minack Theatre Trust CIO, Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall, UK, TR19 6JU
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Six awkward but ultimately lovable spellers learn that winning (and losing) isn’t everything.

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Beehas charmed audiences across the world since 2005 with its effortless wit and humour. Featuring a wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this Bee is one unforgettable experience which will leave you with a real buzzzzzzzzzzz!

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents and 4 willing audience volunteers vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. At least the losers get a juice box from the Comfort Counsellor (who’s on probation!!)

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delicious smorgasbord of comedic genius, a fast-paced crowd pleaser and a show you want to see again and again!

Peformance Time

May 9 2018   7.30-9.30pm

May 10 2018   2.00pm

May 10 2018  7.30-9.30pm


Adults £14/10

Under 16 £7/5

presented by Still Stage Struck Theatre Company

music & lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin


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