From the award winning writer of War Horse comes this inspiring tale of enduring friendship. From the African veld to the battlefields of First World War France, follow the adventures of Bertie and the White Lion as they strive to find sanctuary amongst devastating adversity. As a young boy living in Africa, Bertie rescues an orphaned white lion cub, but is forced to part with it when he is sent to boarding school and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie vows he will see his friend again, but little does he realise the incredible journey his life will take him on before that momentous day finally comes.
The Mercury Theatre Colchester Production starring Gwen Taylor is now touring, immediately prior to the West End. Five lucky winners will receive a bundle of exclusive prizes including; a family ticket to see any BKL show*, a stack of Michael Morpurgo books signed by the cast of Butterfly Lion for their school or library AND they will see their design turned into an actual poster! It will then be signed by the cast, framed and presented to their school to be displayed. To be in with a chance to win this fabulous prize get creative and decorate a Butterfly Lion poster and post it back to your local theatre labelled ‘BUTTERFLY LION POSTER COMPETITION’.
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30 Aug – 14 Sep COLCHESTER, Mercury Theatre 01206 573 948 www.mercurytheatre.co.uk
16 – 21 Sep CHELTENHAM, Everyman Theatre 01242 572573 www.everymantheatre.org.uk
23 – 28 Sep LLANDUDNO, Venue Cymru 01492 872000 www.venuecymru.co.uk
30 Sep – 5 Oct CAMBRIDGE, Arts Theatre 01223 503333 www.cambridgeartstheatre.com
7 – 12 Oct EASTBOURNE, Devonshire Park 01323 412000 www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk
14 – 19 Oct MALVERN, Festival Theatre 01684 892 277 www.malvern-theatres.co.uk
22 – 26 Oct NOTTINGHAM, Theatre Royal 0115 989 5555 www.trch.co.uk
28 Oct – 2 Nov GLASGOW, Theatre Royal 0844 871 7647 www.atgtickets.com/glasgow
4 – 9 Nov RICHMOND, Richmond Theatre 0844 871 7651 www.atgtickets.com/richmond
11 – 16 Nov BRIGHTON, Theatre Royal 0844 871 7650 www.atgtickets.com/brighton
25 – 30 Nov PETERBOROUGH, Broadway Theatre 01733 822225 www.kenwright.com
Former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo 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.
Butterfly Lion stars Gwen Taylor, one of Britain’s leading actresses, much loved for her role as Amy in hit TV comedy Duty Free, and for playing the title role in the ITV sitcom Barbara. Most recently Gwen
has been seen playing Ann Foster in Coronation Street, and has appeared in many other television favourites including; Heartbeat, Class Act and Midsomer Murders. Her theatre credits include: Driving Miss Daisy, Calendar Girls, Prick up Your Ears and Shirley Valentine.
COMPETITION TERMS & CONDITIONS: Competition closes on 4th November 2013. There will be five winners. Each prize consists of a family ticket which includes 4 persons, valid on Mon-Thurs performances only subject to availability. Not valid in the West End. A set of Michael Morpurgo books signed by the cast of Butterfly Lion and the winning designs will be turned into a poster. The winner will be the entry that is the most creative and original design and they will be contacted by 11 November 2013. The prize is non-transferable, there is no cash alternative and subject to availability. Only one entry per person.