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The Butterfly's Spell

The Butterfly's Spell


A young poet beetle falls in love with an injured butterfly, a creature from outside his own realm. The other insects around him are disturbed: some try to persuade him to be sensible and remain in his own sphere, but others realise that the need to follow one’s heart’s desire, into the imagination, may be the only way to freedom. Lorca’s first play is a symbolist masterpiece, exploring many of the characteristic themes, of forbidden love and the imminence of death, that infuse his later work.

Age limit: 12+
Running time: 1 hr 15 including interval


Event details

Sat 22 Sep 2018, 7:30pm

Captioned in house by Puppet Barge Theatre

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Venue details

Puppet Barge Theatre
Opposite Terrace Gardens
Near 87 Petersham Road
TW10 6UT
The Arts Council
The Arts Council
The Arts Council