Michael Morpurgo will be bringing to life his bestselling novel The Butterfly Lion, as he reads two chapters a day in an exclusive series of videos recorded by Chichester Festival Theatre, available to watch for free on the Theatre’sYouTube channel from 6 July.
The Butterfly Lion won the Smarties Prize and the Writers’ Guild Award, which was adapted for the Chichester stage in 2019.
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.
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….
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