THE BUTTERFLY LION
Based on the book by Michael Morpurgo
Adapted by Daniel Buckroyd
The Barn Theatre, 2019
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.
★★★★★ Wilts and Glous Standard
★★★★★ Cirencester Scene
★★★★ The Stage
Jasper William Cartwright
Puppet design & direction - Maia Kirkman-Richards
Set & Costume Design - Lizzy Leech
Sound Design & Composition - Anna Clock
(Photos by Eve Dunlop)