William Golding's 20th century classic Lord of the Flies explodes onto the stage in a remarkable production direct from London's award-winning Regent's Park Theatre, creators of the recent smash-hit, To Kill a Mockingbird.
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 is guaranteed to grip from start to finish.
'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'
'This is a RIVETING stage version of William Golding's still shattering novel...and it unfolds with a dreadful, compelling inevitability.'
'A CINEMATIC SPECTACLE . Jon Bausor's eye-catching set confirms him as one of the most arresting designers around'
We recommend this thrilling, large-scale production of this GCSE set text for anyone who is delivering a Scheme of Work of William Golding's original novel to pupils 11+, or indeed anyone who would benefit from taking their students to see a theatrical re-imagining of a literary masterpiece.
An Education pack is available with a range of cross-curricular ideas suitable for students from KS3 to KS5. This includes activities for students of Art and Design, Drama, Dance, English, Geography, Music, and PSHE. We can also offer a From Page to Stage workshop for school groups at the theatre before seeing a performance.
We hope that the Regent's Park Theatre London's production, alongside our education resources, will be just a starting point for your ongoing study of Lord of the Flies and that the activities will help to engage your students in one of the most important stories in 20th Century literature.
Please contact your local theatre for more information on schools performances and group rates.
Jonathan Holby Naval Officer / Movement & Fight Captain
For Regent's Park: Peter Pan.
Theatre includes: The Importance of Being Earnest (Contexture Theatre); Mirrorball (Arcola / Latitude Festival); The Renaissance Body (RSC); Brian Looks like Alan Rickman (Black Coffee Theatre / York Theatre Royal); C (Japanese Tour); Fire (workshop, Royal Court).
Theatre includes: Sleeping Beauty (Royal Opera House).
Television includes: Doctors, Luther, Sharpe's Peril, Beautiful People, Wild at Heart, The Secret of Eel Island, Silent Witness.
Film includes: Cheerful Weather for the Wedding, The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey, Love Does Grow on Trees.
Luke also received both the LAMDA and RADA gold awards. He was the winner of the Best Newcomer Award at The Rushes Soho Awards for Love Does Grow on Trees, which was also nominated for Best Short Film at the British Independent Film Awards.
Timothy Sheader has been Artistic Director and Joint Chief Executive of Regent's Park Open Air Theatre since 2007.
For Regent's Park, productions include: Peter Pan, All My Sons, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (nominated Best Musical Revival, Laurence Olivier Awards), To Kill a Mockingbird (WhatsOnStage Award, Best Play Revival), Ragtime, Crazy for You (Laurence Olivier Award, Best Musical Revival; also at the Novello Theatre), Lord of the Flies, Hello, Dolly! (Laurence Olivier Award, Best Musical Revival; Evening Standard Award, Best Musical), Romeo and Juliet, The Crucible (Best Director of 2010, WhatsOnStage Awards), Into the Woods (Laurence Olivier Award, Best Musical Revival; also at Public Theater New York, Central Park).
Other theatre includes: Barnum (Chichester); The Magistrate (National Theatre); Imagine This (New London); Hobson's Choice, The Clandestine Marriage, Love in a Maze (Watermill); Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, The Three Musketeers (Bristol Old Vic); The Star Throwers, Unless (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough); Misconceptions (Derby Playhouse); Streetcar to Tennessee (Young Vic); Achilles (Edinburgh Fringe First); Wild, Wild Women (Orange Tree); Arms and the Man (National Tour) Piaf, Sweet Charity (Sheffield Crucible; TMA Best Musical Award); My Fair Lady (Aarhus Teater, Denmark).
For Regent's Park as Director or Co-Director: Peter Pan, The Tempest, Into the Woods (Laurence Olivier Award, Best Musical Revival; also at Public Theatre, Central Park, New York), Lord of the Flies.
For Regent's Park as Choreographer/Movement Director: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (Nominated Best Musical Revival, Laurence Olivier Awards), The Crucible, Romeo and Juliet.
As a Director, credits include: Merlin (Northampton Theatre Royal); Paul Bunyan (Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera for English Touring Opera); The Magic Flute, Gianni Schicchi, L'infidelta Delusa (all English Touring Opera); The Jungle Book (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Barnum (co-director/choreographer; Chichester Festival); The Marriage of Figaro (Opera Holland Park); Tom's Midnight Garden (TMA Award - Best Production for Children and Young People) and Oliver Twist (both Library Theatre, Manchester); Absolute Beginners (Lyric Hammersmith); Vurt (Contact Theatre, Manchester); Hymns (Frantic Assembly / Lyric Hammersmith); The Singing Circle (Royal Opera House); Knots (Best Production Dublin International Theatre Festival, Scotsman Fringe First Award, Total Theatre Award / CoisCeim Dance Theatre Company).
Choreography / movement direction includes: The Magistrate (National Theatre); The Taming of the Shrew (RSC); Ghost the Musical (Manchester Opera House / West End / Broadway / Korea / UK Tour / US Tour); Ben Hur Live (O2 Arena and International Tour); Imagine This (New London); Paradise Lost (Headlong Theatre Company / Northampton Theatre Royal); Pericles (RSC / Cardboard Citizens); Strictly Dandia (Herald Angel Award for Outstanding Choreographic Achievement / Tamasha Theatre Company). Liam was responsible for all of the musical staging and choreography for the feature film Les Misérables directed by Tom Hooper.
Training: Motley Theatre Design Course and Oxford University.
For Regent's Park: Peter Pan, To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Ragtime.
Theatre includes: The James Plays (National Theatre / National Theatre of Scotland); Hamlet, Twelfth Night, The Winter's Tale, The Comedy of Errors, The Homecoming (RSC); Ghost Stories (West End / Moscow / Toronto); Mametz (National Theatre of Wales; Best Design, UK Theatre Awards; Best Design, Welsh Theatre Awards); The Believers (Frantic Assembly); Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith); Terminus (Abbey Theatre, Dublin / Melbourne / Public Theatre, NY); Julius Caesar (Abbey Theatre, Dublin); The Soldiers Tale (Old Vic); HANG (Royal Court); KURSK (Young Vic / Sound and Fury - nomination for Best Design Evening Standard Awards); My Name is Yusuf (Young Vic / Shebbahurr, Palestine); Lionboy (Complicite / New York); Water (Filter/ New York/ Sydney).
Opera includes: The Knot Garden (Vienna); Queen of Spades (Edinburgh Festival Theatre); The Lighthouse (Montepulciano); The Human Comedy (Young Vic).
Dance includes: No Man's Land (English National Ballet); Hansel and Gretel, Ghosts (Royal Opera House); Scribblings (Rambert); Blood Wedding (Finnish National Ballet); Carmen, Firebird (Norwegian National Ballet.
Jon designed the 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony in London and the sculpture to light the flame for the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games.
For Regent's Park: Peter Pan, All My Sons, Lord of the Flies, The Crucible.
As Composer/Sound Designer: Wolf Hall/Bring Up The Bodies (RSC / West End / Broadway); Of Mice and Men (Birmingham Rep); The Nether (Royal Court / Headlong / West End); The Mistress Contract, The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas, Narrative, Get Santa! (co-creator), The Vertical Hour, Relocated (Royal Court); Othello (National); A Life of Galileo, Richard III (RSC); Bank On It (Theatre Rites); ‘Tis Pity She's A Whore (Cheek By Jowl); The Danton Affair (Stadsteatern Gothenburg); 27, The Wheel, The Wonderful World of Dissocia (National Theatre of Scotland); Dunsinane (National Theatre of Scotland / RSC / UK and US Tours); Falstaff, Urtain, Marat- Sade (Spanish National Theatre); Paradise (Rhur Triennale / Theatre Rites); Panic (Improbable); Bonheur (Comedie Francais); Realism (Edinburgh International Festival / National Theatre of Scotland); The Wolves in the Walls (National Theatre of Scotland / Improbable), Lanark (Edinburgh International Festival).
Awards: Premios Max Award for Best Musical Composition for Scenic Arts (Urtain, Animalario). Nick also writes extensively for TV and film. He is half of OSKAR, who have released two albums and produced installations for the V&A and CCA, as well as written live soundtracks for Prada in Milan.
Recent lighting designs include: The Matchbox (Galway International Arts Festival); The Hudsucker Proxy (Nuffield / Liverpool Playhouse); Blasted (Sheffield Crucible); The Walworth Farce (Landmark Productions, Ireland); Mistletoe & Crime (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); A Streetcar Named Desire, (Liverpool Playhouse); Twelfth Night (Liverpool Everyman); Our Few and Evil Days, The Risen People, Drum Belly (Abbey Theatre, Dublin); Molly Sweeney (Gate Theatre, Dublin); Before it Rains (Sherman Cymru / Bristol Old Vic), Woyzeck, The Hairy Ape (Corcadora Theatre Company); Penelope (Druid); Don Quichotte, Idomeneo (Grange Park Opera); La Bohème , Wake (Nationale Reisopera); Christina, Regina Di Svezia, Snegurochka, Penelope (Wexford Opera Festival); The Makropulos Case, Der Fliegende Holländer (Opera Zuid, Netherlands); Dead Man Walking (Opera Ireland); Lost (Ballet Ireland); Cassandra, Hansel & Gretel (Royal Ballet); No Man's Land (English National Ballet).
Avgoustos joined the Autograph sound design team in 2008. Autograph is a leading British sound design and equipment hire company, responsible for numerous theatre productions at home and abroad.
For Regent's Park: Hobson's Choice, Winter's Tale, To Kill a Mockingbird (UK Tour).
As Designer for Autograph: Ages, EPIDEMIC the Musical (Old Vic); Shrek, Avenue Q, Legally Blonde (UK Tour); Blues in the Night (Hackney Empire); Spamalot (Playhouse, Harold Pinter Theatres / UK Tours 2009-2015); Sondheim at 80: Merrily We Roll Along, Company (Queen's Theatre); Holding the Man, Being Shakespeare (Trafalgar Studios); Pygmalion (Garrick); Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Puss in Boots, Dick Whittington, Mother Goose (Hackney Empire); Laurence Olivier Awards Ceremonies 2009- 2014 (Royal Opera House).
As Associate Designer: The Machine (Manchester International Festival / Park Ave Armory NYC); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Jerusalem (Apollo); Daddy Long Legs (St James Theatre); Passion (Donmar); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK Tour); The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (Vaudeville).
For Regent's Park: The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, The Sound of Music, Ragtime, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Lord of the Flies, Into the Woods, The Importance of Being Earnest.
West End theatre includes: Gypsy (and Chichester), Bend it Like Beckham, Memphis, Sunny Afternoon, From Here To Eternity, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Book of Mormon, Wicked (and UK Tour), Billy Elliot, The Lion King (and UK Tour), We Will Rock You, Top Hat (and UK Tour), The Pajama Game, Kiss Me Kate, Sweeney Todd, Love Story (and Chichester), Legally Blonde.
Other theatre includes: American Psycho (Almeida); The Fairy Queen (Glyndebourne); Here Lies Love, Fela! (National Theatre / Broadway).
Forthcoming theatre includes: Guys and Dolls, Motown, Dreamgirls (West End).
Kate Waters is one of only two women on the Equity Register of Fight Directors.
For Regent's Park: Peter Pan, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Lord of the Flies.
Theatre includes: Othello, Rules For Living, Dara, Hotel, The Comedy of Errors, Frankenstein, Season's Greetings, Hamlet (National Theatre); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night- Time, War Horse (National / West End); One Man Two Guvnors (National / West End / Broadway / World Tour); The Last Goodbye (The Old Globe, San Diego, California); Liberian Girl (Royal Court); Black Comedy (Chichester Festival ); Urinetown The Musical (St James / West End); Don Giovanni (Royal Opera House); From Here To Eternity (West End); East Is East, Richard III (with Martin Freeman), Macbeth, The Ruling Class (with James McAvoy, Trafalgar Studios); Henry IV, Julius Caesar (Donmar); Hamlet (RSC); Noises Off (Old Vic / West End); The Duchess of Malfi (Old Vic).
Television includes: Kate is a regular fight director for Coronation Street and Hollyoaks.
Barbara is a Voice and Text Coach and Director. She has been Voice and Text Coach for numerous productions at Regent's Park since 2009 including To Kill a Mockingbird, Lord of the Flies, The Crucible and The Importance of Being Earnest. She was also Associate Director (Voice and Text) for A Midsummer Night's Dream and Ragtime, and Season Associate Director for the 2014 Season.
Production Voice Coach includes: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Gielgud); Richard III, Macbeth (Trafalgar Studios); Henry IV, Coriolanus, Trelawney of the Wells, Julius Caesar (Donmar); The Machine (Donmar at Manchester International Festival / St Anne's Brooklyn); The Full Monty (Sheffield Lyceum / Tour); Macbeth (Sheffield Crucible); Sweet Bird of Youth, The Duchess of Malfi, Playboy of the Western World (Old Vic); Britannicus (Wilton's Music Hall); Government Inspector (Young Vic).
Personal Voice Coach include: for Will Young, Cabaret (Savoy); for Jude Law, Henry V (Noel Coward); Anna Christie (Donmar); Hamlet (Wyndhams); for Daniel Radcliffe, Cripple of Innishmaan (Noel Coward / Broadway); How to Succeed in Business (Broadway); Equus (Gielgud / Broadway); for Kenneth Branagh, Richard III (Sheffield Crucible).
Associate Director responsible for Voice and Text: Romeo and Juliet (Naples Festival); The Comedy of Errors, More Grimm Tales (Young Vic).
Barbara was also Voice and Text Coach for the Royal Shakespeare Company for six years.
Majella has been a dialect coach for numerous productions at Regent's Park since 2009 including Hello, Dolly!, Lord of the Flies, Ragtime and To Kill a Mockingbird.
Theatre includes: Hamlet (Barbican); City of Angels, Fathers and Sons, Coriolanus (Donmar); Miss Saigon (Prince Edward); Jeeves and Wooster (Duke of Yorks); Translations (Sheffied Crucible / English Touring Theatre); Handbagged (Tricycle / Vaudeville); Jerusalem (Apollo); The Kitchen (National Theatre); Journey's End (West End / Broadway); Pygmalion (Broadway); Abigail's Party (Hampstead / West End / Theatre Royal Bath); Our Boys (Duchess); Some Girls (Geilgud); Sweeney Todd (Chichester); After the Party (Almeida); Wicked (Victoria Apollo).
Television includes: Game of Thrones (Series 3, HBO); Poldark, What We Did On Our Holiday, Cranford 1/11 (BBC); Wuthering Heights (ITV).
Film includes: Toast, With or Without You, Endgame.
For Regent's Park as Assistant Director: Peter Pan, All My Sons, Ragtime, The Sound Of Music.
Resident Director: To Kill A Mockingbird (Regent's Park and Tour).
As Assistant Director: The Pajama Game (Chichester); Imago, The Rape of Lucretia (2014/15), The Turn of The Screw (Glyndebourne Opera House).
As a performer theatre includes: Road Show (Menier); Honk (Royal & Derngate, Northampton); A Little Night Music (Garrick); Noises Off (Liverpool Everyman); The Three Musketeers (Bristol Old Vic); 5/11, Out of this World, Seven Doors, The Gondoliers, How To Succeed In Business (Chichester Festival and Minerva Theatre); Wizard of Oz (Birmingham Rep); Sweeney Todd, Marriage of Figaro (New Vic); The Shakespeare Review (UK / World Tour); Alice in Wonderland (RSC); Assassins (New End); Eugene Onegin (Lyric Hammersmith); Sunday in the Park with George, The Sound of Music (Leicester Haymarket).
Television includes: Judge John Deed, Doctors, Harley Street.
Ricky Dukes is Artistic Director of Lazarus Theatre Company and was awarded Best Artistic Director at The Fringe Report Awards 2012.
As Assistant Director credits include: Morning till Midnight, Melly Still, (NT Studio Workshop); Edward II, Joe Hill-Gibbins, (NT Studio / Young Vic Workshop).
Directing credits include: Troilus and Cressida, Coriolanus (Tristan Bates); Henry V (Union Theatre); The Merchant of Venice (The Jack Studio, Brockley); King Lear, Dido Queen of Carthage (Greenwich); Hecuba (New Diorama); Oedipus, The Spanish Tragedy, Macbeth, Don Carlos, Women of Troy, The White Devil, The Duchess of Malfi, Othello, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Hatpin (Blue Elephant);Sweeney Todd, Nine (Ye Olde Rose and Crown).