Part of the Melange New Musical Theatre Festival
Marrying Chinese aesthetic with classic western musical, Butterfly Lovers is a new intercultural musical written and composed by Eole Bonnineau & Gianni Barros. The retelling of this tragic Chinese legend will reveal the doomed romance between Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai.
In ancient China, schools did not accept female students. Zhu dreams of getting an education and being a woman does not stop her. She defies the rules and disguises herself as a boy. At school, Zhu and Liang fall in love but this is when the struggles begin. The couple faces obstacles like Zhu’s disguised identity and their class differences, but love this time will overcome tradition …