Regent’s Park Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies will embark on a major UK tour this autumn, visiting Wycombe Swan from November 17.
What starts as a classic desert island adventure quickly descends into a struggle for survival after a group of schoolboys survive a catastrophic plane crash.
In a darkly sinister world of superstition and immorality William Golding’s 20th century classic explodes onto the stage in Timothy Sheader’s thrilling production.
First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies was William Golding’s debut novel. His other works including Free Fall, The Spire, Rites of Passage (Booker Prize winner), The Paper Men and Fire Down Below.
Timothy Sheader, artistic director of Regent’s Park Theatre, said: “We’re incredibly excited to be taking our production of Lord of the Flies out on the road this year, and bringing it to the Wycombe Swan.
“We were thrilled by the response to our production of To Kill a Mockingbird last year, and look forward to showing audiences in High Wycombe our take on another modern classic.”
Wycombe Swan Theatre director, Simon Stallworthy said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to bring the company’s latest touring show, Lord of the Flies, to the Wycombe Swan.
“Like their previous show, it’s a modern classic, based on a book written around the same time, but Lord of the Flies is a much more visceral, theatrical piece. I can’t wait to see it on the Swan stage.”
Lord of the Flies will run from November 17-21.