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The Barn Theatre: The Butterfly and the Lion 2nd April-4th May


The Barn Theatre open their “Built by Barn” productions with a fantastic family show and arguably one of Michael Morpurgo’s, former Children’s Laureate, (War Horse, Private Peaceful, Running Wild) finest books, THE BUTTERFLY LION.

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.

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.

Tickets start from as little as £10 with some great family and group offers. To book call our Box Office on 01285 648255 or go to

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