Running time: 2 hours approx
Based on the novel Lord of the Flies by WILLIAM GOLDING
Music by TERRY DAVIES
Sound design by PAUL GROOTHUIS
Lighting design by CHRIS DAVEY
Design by LEZ BROTHERSTON
Choreographed by SCOTT AMBLER
Adapted and directed by MATTHEW BOURNE and SCOTT AMBLER
Matthew Bourne’s NEW ADVENTURES has created some of the most successful shows of the last 25 years, including Swan Lake, Nutcracker! and the sell-out hit, Sleeping Beauty.
Now the company unites a cast of New Adventures dancers with remarkable young talent from Aberdeen in an extraordinary adaptation of William Golding’s classic novel, Lord of the Flies. Finding themselves abandoned in a deserted theatre, Golding’s legendary characters are brought to life with raw energy, emotional intensity and breathtaking performances. Civilisation crumbles, the rulebook is forgotten and the story builds to an electrifying climax.
Chilling, beautiful and hugely entertaining, Lord of the Flies will enthral Bourne fans and inspire a generation of new audiences.
Choreographed by Olivier Award-nominated Scott Ambler, set and costume design by Olivier Award-winner Lez Brotherston, music by Terry Davies, lighting design by Chris Davey, sound design by Paul Groothuis, adapted and directed by Olivier and Tony award-winner Matthew Bourne and Scott Ambler.
“Extraordinary. An exhilarating adaptation. You are simply gripped by the power and emotion of the story-telling”
★★★★★ Daily Telegraph
‘A superbly visceral version of Golding’s novel. Astonishing, memorable’
★★★★ The Glasgow Herald
Thursday 28 August
A truly superb interpretation into dance, beautifully choreographed and performed.