As a child, Ben fell in love with butterflies. But when the wood behind his home was felled, the butterflies disappeared — with profound implications for his mental health. Psychiatric treatment helps him ‘cope’ with his severe depression, but should we really be medicating the ones who cry when a butterfly dies? This is the story of his journey from depression to recovery — a multi-layered scratch performance using sound and projection to weave an intimate portrait of loss and hope in the age of the Sixth Extinction.
Created by the company.
There will be a short feedback session after the show.
Developed in association with MAYK. Research and development supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and The Island, Bristol.