Theatre Event

Lord of the Flies

The Crescent Theatre Company presents

Lord of the Flies

by William Golding Adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams

13 - 20 Sep in the Main House at 7.30pm | Matinees: Sunday 14, Tuesday 16, Thursday 18 & Saturday 20 Sept at 2.30pm | Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes including interval

Anticipated running time: 2 hours, 15 minutes
Please note this is an estimated running time and may be subject to change

There will be an After Dark discussion following the 19:30 performance on Fri, 19th Sep. Free to ticket holders.

A group of British school boys are stranded on a desert island and try to govern themselves. Inevitably they degenerate into savages. Based on the novel 'Lord of The Flies' by William Golding

Simpson Fox Associates Ltd

Watch our trailer here: https: Lord of the Flies Trailer

Tickets: £15 | £14 Concessions | Sunday Matinee only: £8

suitable for age 13 and above, contains scenes of a strong nature
please note this performance contains strobe lighting

Audience Reactions:

"The show was really good - much better than I anticipated. I was apprehensive about seeing a show with this particular subject matter I thought everything had been handled in a very good way and the acting was superb. It did not feel like 2 hours in there! Being a costume person in theatre myself, I was very impressed with the costumes. I was so engrossed in the play I didn't notice the costume changes which I normally look our for." Anon

"I want to congratulate the cast on a mesmerising, fantastic brutal and energetic adaption of Lord Of The Flies! Full marks to the young cast and in particular manic Roger (?) who gave a masterclass in method acting! Well done!"

"Having read the book as a class reader at school in 1970, my memory of the book remained. So given the chance to see the play at the Crescent Theatre was quite a thrill. I was not disappointed by either the acting, direction or venue. The actor playing the deranged school boy was particularly good, so much so, I think he needs therapy it was so true to the part he played - well done! It is difficult to find anything to criticize [sic] - it was all good - captivating, thought provoking so true of the human reaction in these circumstances and human life." Anon

"This is a production that could divide audiences with some difficult scenes and themes to direct and explore. A lot of physical theatre was used to demonstrate the decline of young boys into savages which meant for a highly charged and incredibly energetic performance. Great performances from those playing Simon and Piggy - both challenging parts; some rather astounding pig noises from Roger who’s feral nature was apparent and extremely realistic from the beginning and commanding portrayals by Ralph and Jack allowed this production to challenge, engage and entertain the audience." Anon

"We saw LOTF at THE CRESCENT THEATRE in B’ham yesterday afternoon – brilliant as ever yet very disturbing as it should be. Congrats and well done one and all and keep up good work." I.P.

Ian Robert Moule

Faye Rowse

Fight Director
Christopher Round

Assistant Director
Dewi Johnson

Eric Clement Charles
Henry Sam Malley
Jack Jordan Taylor
Maurice Rajae Forbes
Naval Officer Brian Wilson
Piggy Dillon Franklin
Ralph Luke Grant
Roger Dominic Thompson
Sam Felix Winnicott
Simon Lewis Allsopp
Children Oscar Cawthorne
Craig Keogh
Callum Insull

Production Assistant Tina Cartwright
Assistant PA Grace Smith
Stage Manager Alan Bull
Assistant SM Grace Smith
Lighting Design James Booth
Lighting Operator Kenny Holmes
Sound Design Kevin Middleton
Sound Operators Judy O’Dowd, Lucy Horner
Costume Design Jennet Marshall

Costume Assistants
Angela Daniels, Brenda Marshall
Tina Cartwright, Rose Snape
Anne Hignell, Andrew Lowrie
Alan Marshall

Hair & Makeup
Staff and Students of UCB
Theatrical Hair & Makeup

Properties Brian Wilson, Nicki Franks, Nathan Brown Colin Judges, Sophie Reynolds

Set Construction & Painting Keith Harris, Phil Parsons, Ray Duddin
Richard Constable, Nicki Franks,
Grace Smith, Michaela Butler
James Rowland, James Booth

Scenic Artists
Nicki Franks, James Rowland
Anne-Marie Greenslade

With thanks to
Abbie Arliss, Sue Bedford
Jackie Blackwood, Alan Marshall

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