Join the cast of The Butterfly Lion

Wanted: one young actor, playing age 10 – 12, to appear as ‘Young Michael’ in our exciting new adaptation of The Butterfly Lion at the Minerva Theatre this autumn.

This magical adventure, adapted from Michael Morpurgo’s best-selling book, follows Bertie and his beloved white lion from Africa to England and beyond. It will be directed by Dale Rooks, whose many Chichester productions include The Midnight Gang (2018) and Running Wild (2015). You can read more about the production here.

Rehearsals start on 27 August (three weeks in London, two in Chichester), and performances run from 5 October – 15 November. This won’t be a full-time commitment: rehearsals will be organised around schooling hours, and since the role will be shared with another young actor, you won’t be required at every performance.

Auditions will be held on Saturday 29 June at 2pm. You must be at least 10 years old to take part. To register your interest or for further details, please email