Tuesday, November 9

Matthew Bourne adapting Golding’s Lord of the Flies

Director and innovative choreographer Matthew Bourne is adapting William Golding’s classic 1954 novel Lord of the Flies into a musical dance show which will open at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal running from 2nd to 5th March 2011. It is to mark the centenary of Golding’s birth which is next year.

In Bourne’s version the story is transferred from a deserted island to a deserted theatre where a group of schoolboys have been abandoned. With no adults around they are left to create their own rules and build their own civilisation. The rituals become more disturbing as dark superstitions take hold and order finally breaks down and blood is spilt between Ralph, Piggy and Jack.

The cast will include dancers from Bourne’s New Adventures Company performing alongside local boys and young men. Lord of the Flies is devised and directed by Matthew Bourne, co-directed and choreographed by Scott Ambler, designed by Lez Brotherston, with music by Terry Davies, lighting by Chris Davey, sound by Paul Groothuis and film sequences created by Alan Stockdale.

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