Lord of the Flies
In the last week of term Dauntsey’s pupils performed Matthew Bourne’s dance show, Lord of the Flies, to rave reviews.
The centrepiece of our inaugural Summer Festival, and featuring an all-boy cast of 30, ranging in age from 11 to 18, this production was made possible by special arrangement with Re:Bourne & New Adventures.
Based on the novel by William Golding, with music by Terry Davies. However, in Bourne’s version of the story, a group of schoolboys find themselves abandoned, not on a desert island but in a deserted theatre instead. With no adults around they make up their own rules and create their own civilisation but soon everything breaks down into chaos, confusion and anarchy, as the mild-mannered school children descend into savagery.
James Mackenzie-Blackman, Executive Director, New Adventures, said:
The whole performing arts team at Dauntsey’s School did a fantastic job of realising our production of Lord of the Flies. The talent, storytelling and staging were exceptional. All of us at New Adventures and Re:Bourne who got to see the show found the experience very moving. Huge congratulations to all involved."
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