IN PICTURES: Chichester Festival Theatre's new production of The Butterfly Lion

When Bertie is sent away from the African farm of his childhood to school in England, he leaves behind not only his beloved mother and the beautiful land, swarming with wildlife, but also his best friend – a white lion he rescued as a cub.

Monday, 14th October 2019, 4:27 pm
THE BUTTERFLY LION PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY MANUEL HARLAN
THE BUTTERFLY LION PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY MANUEL HARLAN

Bertie’s struggle to adjust to his new life in harsh, grey England is alleviated only by a chance friendship with the equally lonely Millie and his dreams of his treasured lion, now trapped in a French circus. But their remarkable journey is only just beginning, and the pair are destined to meet again. The Butterfly Lion combines music, design and puppetry to bring a magical adventure to life: celebrating nature, friendship and the triumph of love. Minerva Theatre until November 15.

THE BUTTERFLY LION PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY MANUEL HARLAN
THE BUTTERFLY LION PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY MANUEL HARLAN
THE BUTTERFLY LION PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY MANUEL HARLAN
THE BUTTERFLY LION PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY MANUEL HARLAN
THE BUTTERFLY LION PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY MANUEL HARLAN
THE BUTTERFLY LION PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY MANUEL HARLAN
THE BUTTERFLY LION PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY MANUEL HARLAN
THE BUTTERFLY LION PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY MANUEL HARLAN
THE BUTTERFLY LION PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY MANUEL HARLAN
THE BUTTERFLY LION PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY MANUEL HARLAN
THE BUTTERFLY LION PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY MANUEL HARLAN
THE BUTTERFLY LION PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY MANUEL HARLAN
THE BUTTERFLY LION PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY MANUEL HARLAN
THE BUTTERFLY LION PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY MANUEL HARLAN
THE BUTTERFLY LION PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY MANUEL HARLAN
THE BUTTERFLY LION PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY MANUEL HARLAN
THE BUTTERFLY LION PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY MANUEL HARLAN
THE BUTTERFLY LION PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY MANUEL HARLAN
THE BUTTERFLY LION PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY MANUEL HARLAN
THE BUTTERFLY LION PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY MANUEL HARLAN
THE BUTTERFLY LION PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY MANUEL HARLAN
THE BUTTERFLY LION PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY MANUEL HARLAN