Opening the new season in April is The Butterfly Lion by the acclaimed writer and former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo (War Horse, Private Peaceful, Running Wild). This heart-warming yet bittersweet story of faithfulness, destiny and love tells the tale of a lonely boy in South Africa who adopts an orphaned white lion cub.

Tuesday 2nd April – Saturday 4th May

Based on a book by Michael Morpurgo. Adapted by Daniel Buckroyd

This heart-warming yet bitter-sweet story of faithfulness, destiny and love, tells the tale of a lonely boy in South Africa who one day adopts an orphaned white lion cub and will be brought to life through great storytelling, music and captivating puppetry. Acclaimed writer Michael Morpurgo opens the first of five Barn Theatre in-house productions.

The Butterfly Lion tells the extraordinary story of young Albert Andrews and the unlikely friendship that he strikes up with the orphaned white lion cub he rescues one day from the African Veldt. It’s an epic tale that spans more than seventy years and takes us from rural Wiltshire to the plains of South Africa, and from the bleeding heart of war-torn France finally back to England and the safety of home. It’s a journey that begins with a solemn promise made by a boy never to forget his friend, a journey that will keep you on the edge of your seat until its startling conclusion.

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BOOKING INFORMATION

Book online or call 01285 648255  Lines open 10:00am – 5:30pm, Monday – Saturday.
 

SHOW INFORMATION

Running time:

Approx 2 hours

Age guidance:

6+

TICKET PRICING

General Ticket Prices | From £10
Family Offers | From £30 (2 adults, 2 children)
Season Offers | See all five BuiltByBarn shows from £40
Concessions | Available to children under 16, over 65, and members of the Uniformed Public Services.
All tickets and offers can be booked via the Box Office on 01285 648255
 
 

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