By William Golding
Adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams
A thrilling descent into horror…Timothy Sheader’s staging is nothing less than a triumph…UNMISSABLE
When a group of schoolboys survive a catastrophic plane crash, what starts as a desert island adventure quickly descends into a struggle for survival in a darkly sinister world of superstition and immorality.
Playing to capacity audiences during its original run, this acclaimed production gripped audiences from start to finish.
Running time - Act One: 1 hr 05 min, Interval 20 min, Act Two: 40 min.
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"this theatrical version...is IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN
Written in a densely detailed language of athletic movement, subtle observation, visual splendour, fire, noise and tumult, it beautifully traces the book’s inexorable progression from the survivors’ first dream-like awareness of their situation into a demonic nightmare.
Guaranteed to grip older children and adults alike from start to finish"
"Timothy Sheader's production has the accumulating force of horror needed to pull off this story of schoolboy air-disaster survivors on an uninhabited island, who briefly taste a paradise that is soon lost as they descend into savagery”
"A CINEMATIC SPECTACLE
Jon Bausor's eye-catching set confirms him as one of the most arresting designers around"
"This is a RIVETING stage version of William Golding's still shattering novel...and it unfolds with a dreadful, compelling inevitability."
"A POWERFUL and often disturbing piece which highlights how fragile our structures of civilisation are....A timely reminder that, without laws, rules, or camera crews, the wilderness within is the hardest to navigate"