Arrive. Divide. Hunt. Survive.
In the midst of a raging war, a group of British school children are left stranded after surviving a devastating plane crash. Ralph is voted the leader over outcast Piggy and rule-breaking Jack. As tensions rise and the hunger for power grows, the group divide and become wildly out of control.
Left to fend for themselves, the children are tested to their limits as they struggle for survival in their new and mysterious surroundings.
Directed by Amy Leach (Macbeth, Oliver Twist, Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet), this must-see production will be a modern staging of William Golding’s menacing 20th century classic with creative audio description* available at every performance.
William Golding‘s Lord of the Flies adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams. A Leeds Playhouse and Belgrade Theatre Coventry co-production presented in association with Rose Theatre.
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- Audio description sets are available from the Box Office
- The audio description headsets have a standard headphone socket. You’re welcome to use your own earphones or borrow some from our Box Office
- They use radio transmission, rather than infrared, for a better experience
- Please note, wireless/Bluetooth headphones are currently not supported by this system
Scroll down the page to listen to the Lord of the Flies audio flyer and audio description introduction notes.
startlingly resonant - this is an apocalypse for now
a full-blooded production powered by raw young talent
What's On Stage
an intense, viscerally staged adaptation
will enthral you from beginning to end
The Yorkshire Times
genuine future stars in the making
a powerful reimagining
North West End
honest, raw and wild
thrilling and disturbing
Production images by Anthony Robling
Rehearsal images by David Lindsay
Workshops and education resources
Explore the Island Workshop
Join us for a thorough exploration of some of the themes of the novel (and play) including mob mentality, loss of innocence and savagery versus civility. Using our new production, drama approaches and key quotes, this workshop will help your students’ understanding of this vital exam text.
Suitable for: KS3 + KS4
Duration: 90 mins
Cost: £150 + VAT
Book a Zoom Q&A with some of the cast from Lord of the Flies to hear all about the life of an actor, the rehearsal room process, and the adaptation of a British classic.
Suitable for: KS3 + KS4
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: £25 + VAT
For more information or to book a workshop please email CreativeEducation@leedsplayhouse.org.uk
Our Creative Education team are creating a range of education resources to enhance student’s experience when coming to see the show include:
- Series of short insight videos
- Digital Designer’s Sketchbook
You can see an example of our previous education resources for our production of Macbeth (2022) here
For more information please email CreativeEducation@leedsplayhouse.org.uk
Jason Battersby (He/Him)
John Carter (They/Him)
Jason Connor (He/Him)
Patrick Dineen (He/Him)
Justice Ezi (He/Him)
Adam Fenton (He/They)
Angela Jones (She/Her)
Ralph (Understudy & Tour)
Nate Leung (He/Him)
Sade Malone (She/Her)
Aki Nakagawa (She/Her)
Ciaran O’Breen (He/Him)
Amy Leach (She/Her)
Deputy Artistic Director
Max Johns (He/They)
Set and Costume Designer
Chris Davey (He/Him)
John Biddle (He/Him)
Sound Designer and Composer
Lucy Casson (She/Her)
Kate Waters (She/Her)
Natasha Harrison (She/Her)
Kyle O’Gara (He/Him)
Associate Fight Director
Stephen Collins (He/Him)
Deaf Creative Consultant
Sarah Cox (She/Her)
Lead British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreter