image for Play item typeThe Butterfly's Spell at Richmond Riverside

Richmond Riverside

Richmond Riverside

Play, Sat 1 - Sat 29 Sep 2018


next to Richmond Bridge,

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 8 Aug - Sun 30 Sep Red Riding Hood
Sat 1 - Sat 29 Sep The Butterfly's Spell
Sat 20 Oct The Richmond Autumn Riverside 10k Run 2018


A young poet beetle falls in love with an injured butterfly, a creature from outside his own realm. The other insects around him are disturbed: some try to persuade him to be sensible and remain in his own sphere, but others realise that the need to follow one’s heart’s desire, into the imagination, may be the only way to freedom. Lorca’s first play is a symbolist masterpiece, exploring many of the characteristic themes, of forbidden love and the imminence of death, that infuse his later work.

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 1 - Sat 29 Sep 2018
Age limit: 12+ Running time: 1 hr 15 including interval


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Map reference: TQ 177746  Lat: 51.45823 Long: -0.30710

Richmond Riverside is about 15 minute walk away from Richmond Station. Turn left after leaving the station, walk down the Quadrant and George Street, pass the Old Ship pub and turn right into Water Lane, which will take you down to the river. Richmond Bridge, Terrace Gardens and Petersham Meadows are all to the left from here (Kingston direction), while walking right will take you towards Kew Gardens and Central London.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Richmond station


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