Enjoy a lion’s tale

A scene from The Butterfly Lion.
A scene from The Butterfly Lion.

Looking for something to do over the Jubilee weekend? Why not spend it in the company of one of England’s greatest symbols? A lion (and his best friend, Bertie)!

The current run of The Butterfly Lion at Derby Theatre, a new stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s classic tale of a young boy who rescues an orphan lion cub, produced and presented by New Perspectives Theatre Company, the Curve in Leicester and Derby Theatre, continues to receive rave reviews and there are performances all over the Jubilee

weekend for the whole family to see and enjoy.

This beautiful Michael Morpurgo classic has been brought vividly to life for the stage by a first-class cast,

including Derbyshire’s own Gwen Taylor, and some beautiful feline puppets.

For theatregoers, Michael Morpurgo fans and book lovers alike, this stage production of The Butterfly

Lion is sure to touch the hearts of, and charm, people of all ages.

The run finishes on June 8 and tickets, costing £8-£24 for adults (plus concessions) are available from the box office on 01332 593939.