Based on the book by Michael Morpurgo
Adapted by Daniel Buckroyd
The Barn Theatre, 2019
THE BUTTERFLY LION
Top 10 shows outside of London, 2019 - The Stage
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.
★★★★★ Cirencester Scene
★★★★ The Stage
★★★★★ Wilts and Glous Standard
Jasper William Cartwright
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(Photos by Eve Dunlop)