Open Air Theatre’s Lord of the Flies returns for major UK tour

Lord of the Flies (2011 cast). Images Johan Persson.
Lord of the Flies (2011 cast). Images Johan Persson.

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s acclaimed production of William Golding’s survival drama, Lord of the Flies, is set for a 20-date UK tour after its return to the central London stage this September.

LOTF was a sell-out when it first played at the open air theatre in 2011. It returns for a brief run before hitting the road.

The cast of young actors will feature Freddie Watkins (Nativity) as Jack, Luke Ward-Wilkinson (Wild at Heart, Beautiful People) as Ralph and Anthony Roberts as Piggy.

The remaining cast are Keenan Munn-Francis (The Scottsboro Boys, The Lion King), Matthew Castle, Dylan Llelwellyn, Michael Ajao, Yossi Goodlink and Jonathan Holby. Twin brothers Thiago Pigatto and Fellipe Pigatto will play twins Sam and Eric. The role of Perceval will be shared by David Evans, Guy Abrahams and Ben Barker.

LORD OF THE FLIES by Golding

A group of schoolboys survive a plane crash and, what starts as a classic desert island adventure, quickly descends into a struggle for survival in a darkly sinister world of superstition and immorality.

William Golding’s 20th century explosive classic is directed by the open air theatre’s Timothy Sheader.

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. In 1983 Golding was awarded The Nobel Prize in Literature.

2015 tour dates

September 3-12, Regents Park Open Air Theatre
September 16-19, New Victoria Theatre, Woking
September 22-26, Grand Opera House, Belfast
September 29-October 3, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
October 6-10, Corn Exchange, Cambridge
October 13-17, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
October 20-24, Hall for Cornwall, Truro
November 3-7, Rep Theatre, Birmingham
November 10-14, Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield
November 17-21, Swan Theatre, High Wycombe
November 24-28, Bord Gais Theatre, Dublin
December 1-5, The Lowry, Salford

2016 tour dates

January 12-16, Theatre Royal, Bath
January 19-23, Richmond Theatre
January 26-30, G Live, Guildford
February 2-6, Liverpool Playhouse
February 9-13, Curve Theatre, Leicester
February 23-27, Arts Centre, Warwick
March 1-5, Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
March 8-12, Theatre Royal, Newcastle
March 15-19, Churchill Theatre, Bromley.

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