Butterfly Lovers

Butterfly Lovers

Tristan Bates Theatre · 12 SEP - 15 SEP

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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 …

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Wed 12 Sep - Sat 15 Sep, 3pm & 7.30pm


Tristan Bates Theatre
1A Tower Street, Covent Garden WC2H 9NP London, UK · Get Directions
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