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On the surface a dream-like wedding for a groom and his young, beautiful bride - but behind the façade is a cruel reality. Abandoned and betrayed, Butterfly finds her world crashing around her as her one chance for freedom becomes her prison. Her desperation and pain escalate as she fights for survival with devastating consequences.

Madam Butterfly is a powerful story of unrequited love, human pain and suffering which is magnificently intensified by Puccini’s glorious music, promising a night of drama and emotion. Inspired by Puccini’s fantasy landscape of exotic pleasures, Lindy Hume’s new production interprets Butterfly’s famous story through a dystopian prism.

Running Time

Approx 2 Hours and 31 Mins including an interval.

Age Advice:

Contains scenes that some people may find upsetting.


Contains haze effects.

Standard Pricing
Tue 7.15pm £17.00 to £55.00
Wed 7.15pm £17.00 to £55.00
Thu 7.15pm £17.00 to £55.00
Executive Membership £6 off top two prices
Access Membership £5.00 off top two prices at all performance
Assisted Access Scheme Companion half price at all performances
Young Person Under 16 £5.00 each when bought with a full paying adult, max. 4 per booking, available in all zones
Groups (10+) £6.00 off. One free with every 20 paid, not available in Zone A. 
Schools & Young People's Groups (10+) £15.00 each plus one free supervisor with every 10 tickets. Not available in Zone A. 
WNO Youth & Community Groups 50 tickets for the week available at £5.00 for WNO Youth & Community Projects (to be confirmed at a later date)

If you are also booking The Barber of Seville, you are eligible for 10% off as a double-production discount. For more information or to claim, please call 02380 711811.

Discounts do not apply to zone E unless otherwise stated.

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