Actors from the cast of The Birds and the Bees

An unconventional bedroom comedy with the Arts Club on Tour!

Date & Time

October 11, 2023 - October 21, 2023 Add to calendar


Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre 13750 88 Ave,V3W 3L1

"The Birds and the Bees had the Arts Club audience screaming with laughter and applauding enthusiastically on opening night."—Vancouver Sun

The Arts Club on Tour is back! This season enjoy three incredible Canadian theatre shows. Renew your subscription or become a new subscriber to all three shows and save! Single tickets for individual shows now on sale. 

The Birds and the Bees

Written by Mark Crawford

Sarah, a turkey farmer, has just left her husband and moved back home to live with her mom, Gail, a divorcée of twenty years. Gail’s a beekeeper and she has other things to worry about—like why her honeybees are dropping dead. Gail’s friend and neighbour, Earl, has been keeping himself mighty busy with the ladies, but Gail has just never really got back on that horse…so to speak. And finally, there’s Ben: an athletic 23-year-old master’s student, here to study the collapsing bee colonies. Secretly still a virgin, he’s about to get a big lesson in pollination…if you know what we mean.

Set in two adjoining bedrooms on a modern Canadian farm, the play tackles sex, love, science, family, and the artificial insemination of turkeys. The Birds and the Bees is a laugh-out-loud comedy with brains…and a huge, honeyed heart.   

Show includes strong language and mature themes. The Birds and the Bees contains partial nudity and depictions of sexuality. Theatrical devices such as water-based stage fog, and strobe lighting may occur. Programming, casting, dates, and prices are subject to change. Prices include taxes and facility fees.


Date Time

Wednesday October 11


Thursday October 12


Friday October 13


Saturday October 14

4pm* & 8pm

Sunday October 15


Tuesday October 17


Wednesday October 18


Thursday October 19


Friday October 20


Saturday October 21

4pm** & 8pm

*The Saturday October 14 matinee is a Paint the Play show! Drop off your 6–11-year-old child for an art camp while you enjoy the show!

**The Saturday October 21 matinee performance includes Vocal-Eye Audio description for patrons who are blind or partially sighted.


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