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The Lord of the Flies – Theatre Royal, Norwich

Writer: William Golding Director/Choreographer: Scott Ambler and Matthew Bourne Music: Terry Davies Reviewer: Lu Greer   This production brings together two entities which should be very well known to the vast majority of the audience. Matthew Bourne is a well-known name to anyone interested in dance, and indeed to a lot of people with very little knowledge of it, while ...

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Lord of the Flies – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Director: Matthew Bourne Choreography/Director: Scott Ambler Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Disturbing and violent, this is dance as it has never been seen before. Civilisation crumbles and basic humanity disappears when a group of schoolboys are left to their own devices in a deserted theatre. Cruel and cutting through the surface to the chaos beneath in this contemporary dance adaptation of William ...

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The Lord of the Flies – Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Writer: William Golding Director/Choreographer: Scott Ambler &Matthew Bourne Music: Terry Davies Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree   Matthew Bourne has to be one of the most well-known names in the world of dance and innovation, bringing dance to huge audiences across the world. In his latest production he works with Scott Ambler, an associate artist of his company ‘New Adventures’. The Lord ...

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Lord of the Flies – Liverpool Empire

Director: Scott Ambler and Matthew Bourne Choreographer: Scott Ambler Music: Terry Davies Reviewer: John Roberts Studied by many as a GCSE English set text, Golding’s Lord of the Flies is a haunting piece of literature. The horror of children loosing a grasp of reality when lost on a desert island ultimately provides a dystopian landscape where rules have disappeared and ...

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Lord of the Flies – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: William Golding Adaptor: Nigel Williams Director: Reuben Johnson Reviewer: Tracey Lowe The Lowry Studio was packed to the rafters this balmy July evening, as the Lowry Young Actors Company tackle William Golding's brutal and controversial 1954 novel, Lord of the Flies. An eleven-strong cast of budding performers portray the gang of children stranded on a remote island following a ...

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Matthew Bourne’s Lord of the Flies – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Writer: William Golding Adaptation &Direction: Mathew Bourne &Scott Ambler Music: Terry Davies Designer: Lez Brotherston Lighting Design: Chris Davey Sound Design: Paul Groothuis Reviewer: Lesley J. Russell Costume rails, stage lights, on a deserted island? No, a deserted theatre. Lez Brotherston’s design takes William Golding’s turbulent tale and transforms it to modern day in this unique dance version. No speech, ...

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Lord of the Flies – The Lowry Theatre, Salford

Choreographer: Scott Ambler Director: Matthew Bourne Reviewer: Iris Beaumont William Golding’s Lord of the Flies gets the contemporary dance treatemnet courtesy of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures in a disturbingly beautiful, violently wild dance interpretations mixing locals performers aged between seven and 25 alongside a cast of professional dancers to produce this maginificent 21st century retelling of the story. Its the ...

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Punk Rock – New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Writer: Simon Stephens Director: Laura Norman Reviewer: Paul Couch The best years of our lives? Don’t bank on it. As the New Wolsey Young Company rolls out its next generation of acting talent, Simon Stephens’ uncompromising Punk Rock is an ideal vehicle with which to showcase its skills. First staged in 2009, Punk Rocklacks the flippant charm of Alan Bennett'sHistory ...

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