No one actually knows where she came from. One day, she just turned up, appeared out of nowhere, with no apparent goal or purpose in mind. Yes, there were rumours and talk behind her back at first – What was this being, this bee that seemed so much more than a bee? – An aura of secrecy and mystery surrounded her.
Soon it was discovered that she didn’t want to talk about what was beneath the bee. She did not want to talk about her past and where she came from. There were questions, certainly, but she would always remain silent, that tentative and quirky smile on her lips, telling stories far beyond the words she did not utter.
However, it became quickly apparent that she is a natural. A natural actor that is, as she suddenly, in a moment of improvised frenzy, joined the actors on stage, leaving everyone, cast and crew alike, stunned by the stage presence she showed off.
Quickly it was decided by the directress and the producers that this was not a talent to be wasted. A part was written for her, for that magic actress, that magnificent duc…, erm, bee that had come out of nowhere.
And in every single rehearsal, she played this part with such perfection, precision and emotion, it has melted even the hearts of the most hard-boiled members of the panto family. Yes, this is an actress to be reckoned with.
Humble Bumblebee. A panto star is born.