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‘Unbound eroticism and dynamic dancing’ Guardian

Under flickering neon lights of a distant Caribbean port, a local rent boy and a foreign sailor fall ominously in love, in choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra’s queer reimagining of Puccini’s seminal opera, Madame Butterfly.

An operatic dance drama engulfed in a tropical storm of repressed desires, in which a young man is asked to sacrifice his gender in exchange for love and a better life.

With original music by Luis Miguel Cobo, and set in a dockland world of voodoo queens and faded showgirls, Mariposa is a passionate drama about the extreme sacrifices we are ready to make for love.

Important information

Running time: 70 mins inc interval

Age recommendation: 14+

Concessions: £12 / £9.50 Students




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