Theatre (new writing, contemporary)

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  • ZOO Playground - Playground 1
  • 20:05
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Flat 4 Theatre
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains Distressing Themes, Strong Language/ Swearing and references to self-harm
  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Three girls. Three bedrooms. Three phones. An endless stream of notifications. Witty and honest, Butterflies navigates a world of revenge porn, Tinder bios and Wagon Wheels. Told in three hilarious and intricately interwoven monologues, this striking debut is an intimate portrait of womanhood today.

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General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Through main door and down a short corridor.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Daisy S 151 days ago

5 stars. Best thing I've seen at Fringe! So relatable as a 22-year-old; equal parts moving and hilarious. Would highly recommend for anyone who spends a lot of their life online, texting and communicating via social media.

The acting was professional and very real. I felt for these women instantly and was invested from the moment we started their stories. Simple stage and intimate theatre didn't take away from anything, in fact, the intimacy really added something.

Do see it if you have the chance!

Kaz Smith 156 days ago

Young people and everybody who cares about today’s young people MUST see this exciting show that highlights the enormous pressures of social media that pervade, influence and potentially destroy lives.
Brilliant acting and superb writing. Do not miss!!

Peter Louch 156 days ago

Did not find the show very entertaining.
Was often confused ,as sometimes too much noise, and too much action all at the same time.

Sean Davis 165 days ago

Butterflies (****)
This show explores how social media affects the lives of three diverse young women. Whether dealing with a dating site, creating podcasts, or an online gaming boyfriend, each finds that such media can lead to frustration and pain. As one who generally avoids social media, I found the three different stories quite illuminating.

This was the 9th most enjoyable of the 48 shows I have seen so far this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website: www.fringefan.com.

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Feminist Fringe (5/5 stars) 149 days ago

From the depths of three girls’ bedrooms comes three explicitly powerful monologues about growing up as a girl today. [...] Butterflies is a must see, especially for teenage girls, the three actresses will completely absorb you into the show.

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Fest (3/5 stars) 153 days ago

They say that the feeling of butterflies in your stomach means you love someone, but the way young people fall in love has changed drastically over the last decade. People meet on dating apps. Romance develops via Snapchat. Butterflies intertwines three stories about dating in the digital age. Shannon (Milly...

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The Scotsman (3/5 stars) 158 days ago

The challenges faced by three young women navigating life and relationships in the Instagram age are brought vividly - and sometimes painfully - to life in Natasha Brotherdale Smith’s promising play for new company Flat 4 Theatre....

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The List (3/5 stars) 159 days ago

Enjoyable lead performances in Gen Z play about social media and its link with anxiety...

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FringeReview 162 days ago

Floss is a vacuous self-obsessed vlogging star, Shannon a dopey teenager at her fit boyfriend’s beck and call, irritating Frankie is stuck in the closet doorway dithering on Tinder. Right? Wrong, its so easy to make snap judgements isn’t it based on a few seconds of viewing? Start over; Floss...

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