After events for Edward II, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Taming of the Shrew, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, The Beggar’s Opera and Tamburlaine, I’m delighted to reunite with Lazarus Theatre to chair a series of post-show debates with the company and its guests at Greenwich Theatre: Shakespeare’s The Tempest, William Golding’s Lord of the Flies and Oscar Wilde’s Salome.
“What are we? Humans? Animals? Or savages?”
William Golding’s explosive 20th-century classic returns to the London stage after a smash hit run in 2018.
Eleven children, one island… an incredible adventure turns into a fight for survival.
Lord of the Flies is the second production in Lazarus Theatre’s second year-long season at the Greenwich Theatre after the company’s critically acclaimed, sell-out run in 2018.
★★★★ “A strong & stirring production, making a classic story feel as if it was written yesterday – the performances are excellent” – Mind the Blog
★★★★ “A visceral & irresistible production” – Broadway Baby
Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983, Golding’s writing continues to touch every country in the world and is today read in more than 35 languages. Lord of the Flies, published in 1954, was named in the Modern Library 100 Best Novels.
Golding was knighted by the Queen in 1988. In addition to Lord of the Flies, he wrote 11 other novels, as well as stage plays, essays and short stories.
For the Q&A after the 7.30pm performance of Lord of the Flies on Tuesday 21 March 2019, I’ll be joined by Lazarus artistic director Ricky Dukes and a panel of expert guests.