Musical. By Alan Cullen.
Cast: 12m., 6w., or can be played by 13 (7m., 3w., 3 either gender) with doubling, or up to 25+ (7m., 5w., 13 either gender) extras optional. From England, The Beeple is an utterly ridiculous fantasy about honor among the bees. John Willy Entwistle, of Oswaldtwistle, crash-lands in the kingdom of Hex to find Queebee arranging a royal marriage of convenience between Princess Sweebee and Captain General Glorybee. Modest little Humble, a Techbee, is hopelessly smitten with the princess, but dares not lift his eyes so high—until Captain Glorybee proves traitor, conspiring with the enemy to kidnap the princess, and hold her for ransom in exchange for the golden secret of Hex. Prodded by John Willy, Humble undertakes to rescue the princess, and the capricious Fuzzbuzz attaches himself to this cause. Though a most unreliable ally, Fuzzbuzz has an uncanny way of turning up when needed and doing the right thing by accident. Between them, they succeed in rescuing the princess, and saving the kingdom. Four suggested settings. Fantastic costumes. Approximate running time: 2 hours.