This week, I chaired my second of three post-show Q&As with Lazarus Theatre Company as part of their 2019 residency at Greenwich Theatre – their highly acclaimed return production of Lord of the Flies.
I really can’t overstate how insanely great the choreography is in this production; it is such an incredible bonus that I know if I ever see another performance of Lord of the Flies without it, I will actively mourn its absence.
In my first of three post-show Q&As this year with Lazarus Theatre, I was at Greenwich Theatre for this pioneering ensemble company’s exciting re-examination of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
As part of her ongoing post-show Q&A series, on Tuesday 26 March, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock chairs the second of three 2019 post-show Q&As for Lazarus Theatre, to William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. Got any questions?
Lord of the Flies is a strong and stirring production. Making a classic story feel as if it was written yesterday – the performances are excellent.
William Golding’s Lord of the Flies has been dapted for the stage by Nigel Williams and directed with real verve by Ricky Dukes, with some key parts from the original all-male story given to female actors.
The Churchill’s curtain rises, revealing a crashed plane in a jungle-esque setting. To a deeply reverberating score plied with ominous overtones, the stage is set for this darkest of tales.
Lord of the Flies, studied at schools across the country, is one of the great British novels.
Unmoving revival of Simon Stephens’ teen-bully play sacrifices emotional truth to trendy directorial gimmicks.
The sound of crickets chirping and the steady beat of tribal drums give way to shrieking and chanting. Boys with shredded school uniforms, ties wrapped around their heads and faces smeared with blood dart about the stage. Tumbling through foliage, climbing up mountains – they hold roughly sharpened sticks as they hunt down their prey.
“Ferocious energy”: Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre positively tears through the stage at the Festival Theatre as its Lord of the Flies leaves a trail of destruction in its wake.
I’d heard great things about the Regent’s Park Theatre production of Lord of the Flies by William Golding. The media and star ratings had led me to believe I was in for a great evening of theatre. So did it live up to my expectations?
I was hugely impressed by the Regent’s Park Theatre production of To Kill A Mockingbird when it toured earlier this year, so I was eager to see how they’d approach another modern literary classic. William Golding’s story of children who turn feral when left to govern themselves is a very different beast from Harper Lee’s coming of age tale though…
Casting and full tour dates are announced today for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, which will return following its 2011 sell-out premiere for a limited run from Thursday 3 to Saturday 12 September 2015 prior to a major UK tour.