By William Golding
Adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams
After a group of schoolboys survive a massive plane crash, what starts as a classic desert island adventure quickly becomes a struggle for survival as superstition and immorality sees the community slide into a darkly sinister world.
Created by the same team as last season’s The Crucible.
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"A THRILLING DESCENT INTO HORROR
Timothy Sheader’s staging of Lord of the Flies is nothing less than a triumph... this theatrical version is in a class of its own
"Guaranteed to grip older children and adults alike from start to finish... UNMISSABLE"
"... A CINEMATIC SPECTACLE... Jon Bausor’s eye-catching set confirms him as one of the most arresting designers around"
“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”
“TREMENDOUS… the striking thing here is the handling of so many hot topics – peer pressure, bullying and gang rivalry – in an essentially ‘period’ but contemporary-seeming set up”
The Times CRITICS CHOICE
"...brilliantly staged... astonishing performances
IT IS A REMARKABLE EVENING"