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The Team


Butterfly Lovers is Anna Oggero and Jiaxuan He's final project of the MA in musical Theatre - producer pathway at Godlsmiths University of London.

Anna, from Italy and Jiaxuan, from China, are aiming to create an intercultural musical where Eastern and Western cultures mix and give birth to an innovative style.

In the process, they looked for collaborators, and they have assembled a fantastic team that now we are glad to introduce:

Our  Book writer - Co-Composer - Lyricist
Eole Bonnineau

Eole Bonnineau came from a village in the west of France. She graduated at the Cours Florent Paris with a BA in in ‘Acting in English’ in May 2017 and started her MA in Musical Theatre (writing path) Goldsmiths in September 2017. Inspired by the Chinese legend, “Butterfly Lovers”, she is now writing and co-composing a musical theatre piece named after it.

Our Co-Composer - Arranger - MD
Gianni Barros

Gianni Barros is a pianist, singer, composer, musical director and a current BMus student at Goldsmiths, University of London. Throughout his career he has worked with choirs, stage productions and other musical events. He worked for five years as the piano accompanist at the Coral Allegro, a choir in Lisbon & Portugal, directed by the maestro Sergio Fontão. He was also involved in performing works such as the Misa Criolla from Ariel Ramirez. In 2014, he was responsible for the composition and performance of the music for “É Desde Aqui que Vejo a Lua”, a Portuguese adaptation of a text from Damián Ruiz. Gianni has a genuine interest in Chinese culture and dedicates a great amount of time to it. This is the first time he is involved with a musical theatre production, and he believes it will be a fantastic experience.

Our  Director
Tiffany Criticos

Tiffany is a Kenyan born Director and Actor. She graduated with a BA in Theatre and Film at AFDA University in Cape Town after she received nominations for Best Theatre Production and Best Film Production. She also won Best Actress in Film as well as being nominated for Best Actress in Theatre. Her infatuation with the Arts, Culture and Storytelling came about at a young age and she has worked on a variety of theatrical pieces from township theatre's Sophiatown by Junction Avenue Theatre Company to Nick Payne's, Constellations. She has also starred in West Side Story by Arthur Laurents and played Desdemona in Shakespeare's Othello. Her dream is to get her Masters in Drama and Movement Therapy and she is excited for her West End Directing debut with Butterfly Lovers.

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Our  Co-Producer
Anna Oggero

Anna was professionally trained as a TTP performer at Scuola Formazione Attore (School of Performing Arts), of Accademia dello Spettacolo (Turin, Italy) in 2015. In 2017 she obtained her MA in Law at University of Turin. She is now studying for an MA in Musical Theatre at Goldsmiths, University of London. Currently, she is working on several projects related to musical theatre, theatre and opera. She is: Co-Producer of Butterfly Lovers – a New Musical opening in September at Mélange Musical Theatre Festival; Production Assistant of the show Under The Skin, by Tik-sho-ret Theatre Company, and Production Manager and Legal Consultant of Opera Co-Pro Ltd, the innovative London born service to help opera companies co-producing operas and renting or selling recent productions She has previously been involved with several different productions, from concerts to classical theatre shows and musicals such as: Queen Greatest Hits Live, Italian tournée (2017), Nabucco European tournée (2017), The Sound of Musical, Italian tournée (2016), Solo Chi Sogna (2015), Salomè (2014).

Our  Co-Producer
Jiaxuan He

Jiaxuan He 何嘉镟 ​ is a theatre producer and book writer. ​ She is currently studying MA Musical Theatre (producer pathway) at Goldsmiths, University of London. She moved to London one year ago and she ha been working on several cross-cultural projects, the last one "Butterfly Lovers". Being born and raised in China, Jiaxuan loves exploring in her work how Chinese and Western cultures can be combined to make the shows more international. She also love to engage the audience with new and very original pieces.



Lucy Park is a professional actor and singer from South Korea. She has recently graduated Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts – MA in Musical Theatre. She studied Pop/Jazz singing in college at Seoul Institute of the Arts, and also plays Djembe (African percussion). She is thrilled to be a part of Butterfly Lovers – A New Musical!

Our Protagonist -  Zhu Yingtai 
Lucy Park
Our  Protagonist - Liang Shanbo
Jarrod Lee


Jarrod is a Professional Actor-Singer who has recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with his MA in Musical Theatre (Distinction). With 10 + years’ experience in New Zealand performing in 30 + plays, musicals, films and TV, including previously starring in TVNZ’s Han Chronicles as Young Han (70,000+ views on Youtube), and achieving his ATCL Diploma (with Distinction) in Musical Theatre with Trinity College London, he is excited to be making his London/Off West-End debut as Liang Shang Bo in Butterfly Lovers!

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