William Golding’s
Lord of the Flies

03 September 2015 - 12 September 2015

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 Daily Telegraph

For just 14 performances, our critically acclaimed production of Lord of the Flies, William Golding’s classic story of survival, superstition and immorality, returned to the Open Air Theatre prior to a major UK tour.

Visit the blog created by Luke Ward-Wilkinson (who plays Ralph) and Freddie Watkins (his nemesis, Jack), to follow their story from the rehearsal room to the stage.

Running time - Act One: 1 hr 05 min, Interval 20 min, Act Two: 40 min.

Daily Telegraph

"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"

Sunday Times

"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”

Daily Mail

"A CINEMATIC SPECTACLE
Jon Bausor's eye-catching set confirms him as one of the most arresting designers around"

Sunday Express

"This is a RIVETING stage version of William Golding's still shattering novel...and it unfolds with a dreadful, compelling inevitability."

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