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The Butterfly Lion spreads its wings

02 August 2013

Following a successful outing last year, Gwen Taylor resumes the role of Millie in Michael Morpurgo's heart-warming family story. Originally produced by New Perspectives, Curve Theatre Leicester and Derby Theatre, Bill Kenwright Ltd is touring a revival of The Butterfly Lion produced by the Mercury Theatre opening in Colchester ahead of a 9 week UK tour.

30 Aug-14 Sep Mercury Theatre Colchester
16-21 Sep Everyman Theatre Cheltenham
23-28 Sep Venue Cymru Llandudno
30 Sep-5 Oct Arts Theatre Cambridge
7-12 Oct Devonshire Park Eastbourne
14-19 Oct Festival Theatre Malvern
22-26 Oct Theatre Royal Nottingham
28 Oct-2 Nov Theatre Royal Glasgow
4-9 Nov Richmond Theatre Richmond
11-16 Nov Theatre Royal Brighton


New Perspectives is an East Midlands based national touring theatre company, with a specialty in creating dynamic performances for rural audiences. We make ambitious and original theatre, focusing on new writing, adaptations and revivals, which we present in community settings and venues nationally and internationally. We provide career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and manage the rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts . 

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Africa Writes Festival, London
Mon 19 - Sat 24 August
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Tue 3 September - Sat 12 October
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FrI 15 November  - Sun 5 January


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