Lord Of Flies

The theatre version of Lord of the Flies based on the novel by William
Golding and adapted by Nigel Williams are now being presented in the Lyric
Theatre Hammersmith, London. Tickets cost about 7.00. This review is comparing
the book and how Nigel Williams adapted it. The theatre version of Lord of
the Flies is very good. Interesting and always in the climax. The actors are
not little kids and there are not lots of them. There are only 8 actors. Some of
the actors take 2 or 3 roles. The adult actors acted like a bunch of kids, which
was very effective. The way the stage is set out was terrific, the moves around
and about on the stage were really planned out well. The stage is a wrecked
plane broken in to 2 parts. Actors used up all the stage. See diagram. For
example when it is the mountain scene the fire on top of the shelter is lit up
and the movable part is facing towards us with the highest point towards the
audience. When simon is running down the mountain the movable parts were facing
with the lowest point towards us so that it creates a downhill effect. Piggy was
a very good actor. The person who took the role of piggy really sounded like
piggy.(cockney accent). Some of Piggys lines were cut out and the way the
Piggy died was totally different. Ralph was played by a good actor. The actor
was really active, hyper, and was very childlike. He was serious and sometimes
fun like in the book. Jack was not what I expected. The entrance of the choir
was very good but Jacks voice was just to high pitched and annoying. If Jack
were a bit more serious and manly he would have been the perfect actor. Jack
sounded too childish. Simon was a very good actor. He was interesting. I taught
that the actor had the potential to be like Ralph but because he plays Simon he
doesnt talk that much. The way he did was very good and interesting. The
others chased him so that he is going up the mountain but then he gets killed.

They move the movable parts and the body slides down for jack to take off stage.

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Overall the play was very good just as the book. Bu if youre lazy and dont
like reading this is highly recommended. But still it is recommended to every
one ages 13 – as old as the oldest person in the world.


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