By Rob Thorpe-Woods

Part of 37 Plays, a national playwriting project to create a series of 37 brand new plays that reflect the world we live in today.


Charlie is on a quest to save his nan's memory, while lost in the scrubs he meets a tree spirit, what follows is a series of unexpected and traumatic events.

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Playwright age category: 18+


Pippa Hill, RSC New Work Team

"A theatrical, beautiful, treat of a play about memory loss, love and magic"

About the playwright

Rob Thorpe -Woods is a writer from London. Butterflies is his first full-length selected play. His play Rooted was recently shortlisted for Arch Hope Prize. Rob was a member of the Royal Court Writers group in 2022, he has been writing plays since he was 17 but has only recently had the confidence to share his work.