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From the award winning writer of War Horse comes this inspiring tale of enduring friendship. From the African veld to the battlefields of First World War France, follow the adventures of Bertie and the White Lion as they strive to find sanctuary amongst devastating adversity. As a young boy living in Africa, Bertie rescues an orphaned white lion cub, but is forced to part with it when he is sent to boarding school and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie vows he will see his friend again, but little does he realise the incredible journey his life will take him on before that momentous day finally comes. Age 8-14

Performers Adam Buchanan, Lucas Button, James Charlton, Jonathan Dryden Taylor, Rachel Hosker, Claudia Jolly, Guy Lewis, Kevin Mathurin, Allison McKenzie, Charleen Owaye, Nicola Sloane, Sebastian Bessant, Ellie Bradbury, Archie Elliot, Ruari Finnegan, Anthony Harvey, Rudi Millard, Matilda Shapland, Hugo Talbot, Jack Taylor, Alex Webb.
Author Michael Morpurgo. Producer Minerva Theatre. Adapted by Anna Ledwich. Director Dale Rooks. Design Simon Higlett. Music Tom Brady. Director Naomi Said (movement). Design Nick Barnes (puppetry). Music Luyanda Lennox Jezile (additional music). Director Charlette Sutton (casting director).

The Butterfly Lion

The Butterfly Lion (Kids show) production archive for QTIX code T1763956320. Details of all The Butterfly Lion archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S1071674051

Archive Listings

5 Oct 19
15 Nov 19
Minerva Theatre
West Sussex

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User Reviews

Josie (17Oct19): wonderfully told story with amazing characters, the lions brilliantly brought to life by the excellent puppetry. Thankyou

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