Michael Crawford plays Leo Colston, a man who can no longer hide from the memories of his past. Memories of the gloriously hot summer of 1900 and of his days spent in Norfolk come flooding back. Spending the holidays with the family of his school friend Marcus in their luxurious country home, the young Leo finds himself acting as the go-between for the beautiful upper-class Marian and tenant-farmer Ted who are embroiled in a forbidden secret love affair. The innocent Leo gets caught up in the adult atmosphere of deceit and manipulation as he risks everything in this deeply moving coming of age story. The events of that summer and the devastating effects of love denied will shape his life forever.
The critically acclaimed premiere production took place at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Royal & Derngate and Derby Live, winning the award for Best Musical Production at the Theatre Awards UK.
The beautiful ballad “Butterfly” has been recorded by Nigel Richards on his solo album and also performed at the Criterion, West End by Peter Polycarpou as part of “The Great British Musical” gala concert.
Written by Richard Taylor & David Wood
Based on the novel by L.P. Hartley
Performances booking from 27th May to 15th October 2016
Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm