Through an uplifting tale of friendship, courage and facing your fears, theatre production Butterflies explores anxiety for children aged three to nine.
‘I’ve got that funny feeling again… it’s a good thing, right?’
Three friends embark on an adventure to chase their butterflies away. They cross new seas to uncharted lands, on a journey filled with discovery.
The only trouble is they’re all a bit worried about it!
During their voyage the group ride the waves, walk high bridges, skirt deep caves and climb to the sky, before reaching dry land braver than ever before.
Created in response to young children's experience of anxiety, Butterflies is told using innovative staging, breathtaking physicality, touching humour and an original musical score.
This new version of the show, which toured to great acclaim in 2018, features an updated storyline exploring how Covid-19 has affected the anxiety levels and resilience of children.
Butterflies is a co-production between award-winning theatre ensemble Tangled Feet and Half Moon, the UK’s leading small-scale theatre company creating work for young people.
Need to know
For ages 3 – 9
Dates & times
Thu 17 & Fri 18 Feb, 10.30am & 12.30pm
- Standard entryAdult £12, Child £9
* Excludes £3.50 booking fee.
** Limited availability. Read about concessions.
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