Three friends embark on an exciting 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 an uplifting tale of friendship, courage and facing your fears, told using innovative staging, breath taking physicality, the power of play and an original musical score.
This show has limited dialogue. This makes it accessible to a range of people, including d/Deaf, hard of hearing and non-English speakers.
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.
This is an adapted version of the 2018 production that toured to great acclaim in February and March 2022. It is now being re-mounted in October 2022 due to public and venue demand. The traverse format version has an adapted narrative to support the exploration of how COVID has affected the anxiety levels and resilience of children. By witnessing the characters talk about, accept and use their anxiety creatively to overcome obstacles (both physically and metaphorically), the piece explores how coming together as a community can act as a launchpad to explore well-being and mindfulness.
Age recommendation: Age 3 - 8