New Adventures and Re:Bourne are pleased to announce a national tour of a thrilling new production of Lord of the Flies, choreographed by Olivier nominated Scott Ambler, adapted and directed by Matthew Bourne and Scott Ambler, based on the classic novel by William Golding. Lord of the Flies will open at the Lowry Theatre, Salford on 2nd April 2014. Full tour schedule below.
The action is transferred from deserted island to deserted theatre. A group of schoolboys find themselves abandoned. With no adults around they start to make their own rules and create their own civilisation, before order breaks down and the story builds to an electrifying climax.
With a cast of New Adventures dancers and extraordinary young talent, selected from each region, Golding’s legendary characters Ralph, Piggy, Jack and the boys will be brought to life with raw energy and emotional intensity.
Devised and directed by Olivier and Tony award winner Matthew Bourne, choreographed by Olivier nominated Scott Ambler and featuring set and costume design by Olivier Award-winner Lez Brotherston , music by Terry Davies, lighting design by Chris Davey and sound design by Paul Groothuis.
This production is supported by Arts Council England, the Arts Council of Wales in addition to other major trusts and donors. Originally commissioned by Glasgow Theatres, part of Ambassador Theatre Group.
Re:Bourne is the charitable arm of Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures. Founded in 2008 the charity delivers projects, training, courses and productions to find, develop and inspire the next generation of dance-theatre professionals. Since its inception the charity has delivered over 800 workshops, 50 projects and worked with over 15,000 young people and emerging artists in the UK and overseas.
The last two years have seen major growth for the charity, securing over £1,300,000 from funders, a rapid increase in turnover and launching more projects and strategic relationships in the UK and overseas.
ABOUT NEW ADVENTURES
NEW ADVENTURES is the UK’s most in-demand contemporary Dance/Theatre touring company. Under the inspired leadership of Artistic Director, Matthew Bourne, it has, over the last 25 years, changed the landscape of British dance with an award-winning repertory of works that have brought unprecedented new audiences to theatres throughout the UK and internationally.
Matthew Bourne and his team of world-class collaborators have consistently produced some of the most successful dance productions ever staged. Since its formation in 2002, NEW ADVENTURES has created an enviable repertory of acclaimed new works (Play Without Words, Edward Scissorhands, Dorian Gray, Lord Of The Flies and Sleeping Beauty) as well as new productions of popular favourites from Matthew Bourne’s former company, Adventures In Motion Pictures (Nutcracker!, Swan Lake, Highland Fling, The Car Man and Cinderella).
LORD OF THE FLIES 2014 TOUR
2nd – 5th APRIL – SALFORD, LOWRY THEATRE
30th APRIL – 3rd MAY – PLYMOUTH THEATRE ROYAL
14th – 17th MAY – BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME
28th – 31st MAY – INVERNESS EDEN COURT
11th – 14th JUNE – GLASGOW THEATRE ROYAL
27th – 30th AUGUST – ABERDEEN HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE
10th – 13th SEPTEMBER – LIVERPOOL EMPIRE
24th – 27th SEPTEMBER – CANTERBURY MARLOWE THEATRE
8th – 11th OCTOBER – SADLER’S WELLS
22nd – 25th OCTOBER – WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE, CARDIFF
5th – 8th NOVEMBER – NEWCASTLE THEATRE ROYAL
19th – 22nd NOVEMBER – NORWICH THEATRE ROYAL
3rd – 6th DECEMBER – BRADFORD ALHAMBRA
Wednesday 25th September 2013