Butterfly Lion will be back in area

The Butterfly Lion
The Butterfly Lion

Award-winning writer Michael Morpurgo’s inspiring tale of enduring friendship, The Butterfly Lion, will tour the UK this autumn in an enchanting new stage production, and can be seen at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from October 22-26.

The Butterfly Lion transports audiences from the African veld to the battlefields of First World War France, as they follow the adventures of Bertie and the White Lion as they strive to find sanctuary amongst devastating adversity.

Former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo was catapulted onto the world stage in 2007 with the National Theatre production of his book War Horse.

The show subsequently transferred to the West End and Broadway and still plays to sold out audiences all over the world.

It has since been adapted for the screen and is now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.

Michael was awarded an OBE for services to Literature in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2007.

He has written over 120 books, including Kensuke’s Kingdom and Private Peaceful, which won the 2004 Red House Children’s Book Award and the Blue Peter Book Award in 2005.

For ticket details, you can call the box office on 0115 9895555 or go to www.