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By Elliot Davies and Sam Brookes

Administered for rental and amateur stage rights by Boosey & Hawkes in the UK.

Please follow this link to view the vocal score and libretto online, free of charge.

Please follow this link to listen to extracts from a selection of songs from the musical.

Licensing performances

If you wish to apply to perform the musical, then please send an email to stating the following information only:

1) Name of school/society

2) Where you are (city/town)

3) What you want to perform (Best Friends and Butterflies)

4) When you want to perform (if exact dates are not yet known, then please provide the month)

We will then send you an application form by email to complete, along with details of costs involved. Once the form is completed and returned by email, a licence will be emailed to you for signature. Once signed we will be able to send you the music at the date requested on your application form.

Details of hire requirements should be submitted on the application form. We can provide piano vocal scores and libretti.  Please note that you must use live musicians and the use of a backing track is strictly forbidden.


Piano accompaniment only

Best Friends and Butterflies is an award winning family musical about a class of caterpillars and the trials and adventures they face on their journey to becoming butterflies.

Vernon Wesley Beetle – Headmaster of Caterpillar High
Lady Byrd – Patron of Caterpillar High
Mille Pede – Teacher & Organiser of Caterpillar High
Benjy – Graduates from Caterpillar High
Vlad the Inhaler – Asthmatic Vampire Bat (Assassin)
Mrs Wanda Willamina Wilkinson – Giant Black Widow Spider
Chorus of Caterpillars and Termites

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