Following sell-out performances in London, Regent’s Park Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams, is set to touch down at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Tue 8 – Sat 12 Mar 2016.
Lord of the Flies marks the return of Regent’s Park Theatre to the Theatre Royal following their smash hit production of To Kill a Mockingbird last year.
The classic tale of a group of schoolboys surviving a plane crash, starts as a desert island adventure but 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 direct from London’s award-winning Regent’s Park Theatre.
The set for Lord of the Flies includes a life-size plane fuselage on stage, Jon Bausor, designer said: “I suppose you could design a show that was scene change after scene change, but I was not interested in doing that. I wanted a world they could inhabit, much as we did when we had adventures ‘travelling around the world’ as kids in the school playground. So there’s a sense of them playing on this piece of ground, but imagining the entire island. What is interesting is that, as they do, you start to wonder if they are imagining it or if it is real.”
The cast of young actors features 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.
Lord of the Flies is directed by Regent’s Park Theatre’s artistic director Timothy Sheader. It is co-directed by Liam Steel with design by Jon Bausor, composition and sound score by Nick Powell, lighting design by Paul Keogan and sound design by Avgoustas Psillas for Autograph. Lord of the Flies is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
WHERE & WHEN
Lord of The Flies plays at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 March.
Tickets are available from £14.50 (pay less online) and can be purchased at: www.theatreroyal.co.uk or from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge).
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