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Lord of the Flies – The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Written by: William Golding Director: Emma Jordan Reviewer: Beth Steer Set on a remote island, where a group of crash-landed school children are creating a new, temporary, and terrifying society, Lord of the Flies is every bit as enthralling as it is uncomfortable. As the kids ‘rip up the rule book and start all over again’, their island adventures soon turn into a chilling, ...

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Lord of the Flies – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Production image of the boys on the lost island

Writer: William Golding Director: Timothy Sheader Composer: Nick Powell Producers: William Village and Timothy Sheader Reviewer: Rich Jevons Nigel Williams’ adaptation of William Golding’s classic novel is as starkly realistic as it is innovative and exploratory. Indeed, Golding’s narrative can be seen as a human experiment that is a microcosm of the macrocosm. Survivors of a plane crash, a group ...

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Lord of the Flies – Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

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Writer: Nigel Williams from the book by William Golding Director: Timothy Sheader Reviewer: Selwyn Knight   William Golding’s book, Lord of the Flies, was quite shocking when first published in 1954. With the war well within living memory, the idea that British boys might not behave with absolute propriety was unthinkable. So the brutal story of a group of boys ...

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Lord of the Flies – Curve, Leicester

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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 – Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool.

Production image of the boys on the lost island

Writer: William Golding Adapted: Nigel Williams Director: Timothy Sheader Reviewer: Matt Forrest Seldom has a production had such a visceral impact, as this current touring production of William Golding's Lord of the Flies The play opens with the debris of a passenger aeroplane, strewn across an unnamed tropical paradise, luggage and cloths are scattered across the stage. Instantly Jon Bausor’s ...

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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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Lord of the Flies – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Writer: William Golding Music: Terry Davies Director/Choreographer: Scott Ambler Director: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Rich Jevons If ever there was an inspiring show promoting ballet for boys, forget STOMP or Billy Elliot (good as they are), instead think Matthew Bourne’s incredible creation of Lord of the Flies. It’s over decade since Isaw Pilot Theatre’s theatrical adaptation of the William Golding classic ...

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