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"If music be the food of love; play on!"

Butterfly have been involved with several performances with the wonderful London Symphony Orchestra, taking place throughout February and March , including family concerts, lunchtime concerts and school's performances. 

These concerts are linked to the Orchestra's wider 'Shakespeare 400' series

Play On Shakespeare!

Performed at Barbican, London 

Sunday 7th February public performance & Monday 21st March schools performance
Additional performance based on the tale of Romeo & Juliet only for schools, Monday 29th February

Shakespeare needs the help of Puck and the Orchestra to get over his writer’s block! The LSO presents a Family Concert in the Barbican Hall based on the great British Bard, 400 years after his death. With music inspired by Shakespeare's plays, performed by the full London Symphony Orchestra and accompanied by a cast of actors, expect love, war, laughter and magic. 

Creative Team:

London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Timothy Redmond
Writer & Director: Aileen Gonsalves
Assistant Director: Elle de Burgh
Voice Coach: George Ryan
Costumes: Kate McStraw
Props: Charis King


Daniel Tomlinson - Shakespeare / Prospero
Owen Pullar - Puck / Mercutio / Demetrius
Caroline Colomei - Lady Macbeth / Tybalt / Helena
Stuart Vincent - Macbeth / Romeo / Lysander
Siu-see Hung - Juliet / Hermia

Click the actor's name and hover mouse over enlarged image to read actor's bio. 

KORNGOLD Nine Shakespeare Songs

Performed at Jerwood Hall, LSO St. Luke's London
Friday 26th February 

Musicians from the Guildhall School perform Korngold's Nine Shakespeare Songs, alongside actors performing selected Shakespeare texts to mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death.

Creative Team

Director: Elle de Burgh
Presenter: Rachel Leach

Guildhall School musicians:
Alison Langer - soprano
Lawrence Thackeray - tenor
Ljubica Stojanovic - piano
Nathan Tinker - piano

Butterfly Actors:
Gemma Stroyan
Emily Franklin