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punkplay – Southwark Playhouse, London

Writer: Gregory S. Moss Director: Tom Hughes Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Among the many other anniversaries being celebrated this year, the origins of punk is one of the most significant, although it has been uncharacteristically quiet so far. Following on from Somerset House’s excellent exhibition of punk-influenced band The Jam last year, the British Library recently opened its own examination of ...

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Lord of the Flies – Curve, Leicester

Production image of the boys on the lost island

Writer: Nigel Williams Director: Timothy Sheader Reviewer: Rosella Barnes   Whether one is familiar with the savage story, or meticulously study the text in school, William Golding’s Lord of the Flies has become one of our Nation’s most treasured pieces of literature. Published in 1954, Lord of the Flies soared in popularity and, as evident by the success of Nigel ...

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Lord of the Flies – Theatre Royal, Bath

Keenan Munn-Francis, Luke Ward-Wilkinson, Matthew Castle as Simon, Ralph and Roger

Writer: William Golding Adaptor: Nigel Williams Director: Timothy Sheader Reviewer: Claire Hayes   Following its sell-out tour of To Kill a Mockingbird in 2015, this season Regent’s Park Theatre brings another 20th Century classic, Lord of the Flies, to Bath. This retelling of William Golding’s allegorical novel, of a group of British schoolboys reverting to savagery when marooned on a ...

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The Lord of the Flies – The Lowry, Salford

Connor Brabyn as Jack

Directors: Timothy Sheader &Liam Steel Writer: Nigel Williams (based on the novel by William Golding) Reviewer: Stephen M Hornby   A huge section of smouldering airplane fuselage dominates one side of the stage, the remnants of a wing sits on the other, the space in-between suggests a jungle and a beach. The set for The Lord of the Flies is ...

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