Become a Friend

LJ Hope Productions Present: Steve Waters

Phoenix Dodo Butterfly

Saturday 11 May, 7.30pm

UEA Drama Studio

Book Now

Tickets: £7.50 - £20.00

What future do we want to live in? On a Norfolk farm, Martin and Becky seek to find their way through three futures: one of flood, one of fire, and one of drought. Does their estranged daughter Aimee hold the secret to survival?

Followed by a panel discussion on the climate crisis, including speaker Patrick Barkham.

Written by leading dramatist of the climate crisis Steve Waters (The Contingency Plan, Song of the Reeds) and directed by theatre-maker and activist Kay Michael.

There is an additional performance of Phoenix Dodo Butterfly at The Drill House, Great Yarmouth, on Saturday 25 May, 7.30pm, featuring guest speaker Tom Heap. Please click on the event below to find out more.

Patrick Barkham

Patrick Barkham is an award-winning author and Natural History Writer for The Guardian. His books include The Butterfly Isles, Badgerlands, Islander and Wild Child. He has edited an anthology of British and Irish nature writing, The Wild Isles, and his latest book, The Swimmer, is a biography of the writer Roger Deakin. He is President of Norfolk Wildlife Trust, leads butterfly tours on the Norfolk Broads and lives in Norfolk with his family.

Important information

Venue: UEA Drama Studio

Age guidance: 14+

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

You might also like


Tickets: £20.00

Under 18: £7.50

Young NNF: £7.50 tickets for ages 18-25 with our FREE YoungNNF membership. Sign up here

Low Income: £7.50

Essential Companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

Select a performance


11 May

07:30 pm

£7.50 - £20.00

Arts make life better

Norfolk & Norwich Festival brings tens of thousands of people together in celebration – it has been doing this for 250 years. Through our May Festival and our year-round arts education work, focusing on children and young people, we lead and support celebration, creativity and curiosity in communities across Norfolk and the region.

This year we begin an exciting new initiative, Festival Connect & Create that will bring creative opportunities to those schools and communities with least provision. Creativity transforms people’s lives. It builds cohesive communities, develops vital skills and supports health and wellbeing. We want more people to have access to creative opportunities.

Please consider donating to support and develop this work. With your help we can increase access to the life changing power of the arts.

Registered Charity No. 116442

Amount to Donate £ 0