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.
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.