From 3 to 7 November, the acclaimed production of William Golding’s Lord Of The Flies explodes onto the stage at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, on tour following its 2011 sell-out premiere and another hugely successful run at London’s award-winning Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
After a group of schoolboys survive a plane crash, what starts as a classic desert island adventure quickly descends into a struggle for survival in a darkly sinister world of superstition and immorality. William Golding’s 20th century classic explodes onto the stage in this remarkable production.
The cast of young actors will feature Freddie Watkins (Nativity) as Jack, Luke Ward-Wilkinson (Wild at Heart,Beautiful People) as Ralph, Anthony Roberts as Piggy, Keenan Munn-Francis (The Scottsboro Boys, The Lion King) as Simon, Matthew Castle as Roger, Dylan Llewellyn as Henry, Michael Ajao as Maurice, Yossi Goodlink as Bill and Jonathan Holby as Naval Officer. Twin brothers Thiago Pigatto and Fellipe Pigatto will play twins Sam and Eric. The role of Perceval will be shared by David Evans, Guy Abrahams and Benedict Barker.
First published in 1954, Lord Of The Flies was William Golding’s debut novel. His other works includingFree Fall, The Spire, Rites Of Passage (Booker Prize winner), The Paper Men and Fire Down Below. In 1983 Golding was awarded The Nobel Prize in Literature.
Lord Of The Flies is directed by Timothy Sheader and co-directed by Liam Steel, with and sound score by Nick Powell, lighting design by Paul Keogan and sound design by Avgoustas Psillas for Autograph.
Perhaps most impressive is the set, designed by Jon Bausor (known for his work on the 2012 Paralympic Opening Ceremony in London and a variety of shows for National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company and Regents Park Open Air Theatre), which comprises of part of an airplane fuselage, which now makes the leap from outdoor to indoor stage without losing any of its epic scale.
Lord of the Flies runs at Birmingham Repertory Thetare until 7 November. To book tickets click here or call 0121 236 4455.
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