William Golding’s famous novel Lord of the Flies which charts the triumph of savagery over civilisation will get an ambitious retelling at Rugby Theatre from March 14 to 21.
The 12-strong cast of young actors from schools and colleges all over Rugby have been rehearsing hard for the past six weeks to stage the play at the Henry Street venue, under the watchful eye of the theatre’s artistic director Alan Pavis.
Alan said: “There’s a saying in the theatre ‘never work with children and animals’ but I have to admit that this group of youngsters have been a real pleasure to work with. We’re really looking forward to getting on the stage.”
Golding’s first novel published in 1954 tells the story of a group of schoolboy evacuees, of different ages, who are stranded on an island when the plane they are in crashes.
The play opens on Saturday for a week long run. For more information, and to book tickets, go to www.rugbytheatre.co.uk.