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
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.
combines music, design and puppetry to bring a magical adventure to life:
celebrating nature, friendship and the triumph of love.
Michael Morpurgo’s best-selling novel, which won the Smarties Prize and the Writers’
Guild Award, this stage adaptation was commissioned by Chichester Festival
Theatre and written by Chichester Festival Theatre’s Writer-in-Residence Anna