Gender split cast announced for LORD OF THE FLIES

Lazarus Theatre Company have announced the company of Lord of the Flies, adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams, playing 13th – 24th March 2018 at Greenwich Theatre.

“What are we? Humans? Animals? Or savages?”

William Golding’s explosive 20th century classic hits the stage in an all new ensemble production. Eleven children, one island… an incredible adventure turns into a fight for survival.

Lazarus is an award-winning theatre company, re-imagining and revitalising classic text for a contemporary audience. Edward II is directed by Lazarus Artistic Director, Ricky Dukes.

Ralph – Amber Wadey trained at Peer Productions on their Actor Development Programme. Previous credits include; Tash, In Harm’s Way, Rosie Ward, National Schools Tour. Mrs Cratchit, A Christmas Carol, Dale Rooks, Chichester Festival Theatre.

Piggy – Luke MacLeod trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Previous credits include; Rivers/Bishop of Ely, Richard III, Lawrence Carmichael, Cockpit Theatre. Young David Attenborough/Paul Simon, She Moved Through The Fair, Gillian Horgan, Sidmouth Folk Festival/Folk East Festival. Junior Broker, Labyrinth, Anna Ledwich, Hampstead Theatre. Oliver Davenport, Pentecost, Anna Ledwich, RCSSD/Derby LIVE. Macduff, Macbeth, Kelly Hunter, RCSSD

Jack – Nick Cope trained at the University of Exeter. Previous credits include; Snowball, Animal Farm, Abi Clarke, Northcott Theatre. Joe Pitt, Angels in America, Caroline Lang, Northcott Theatre. Donnie Black, Kursk, John Lonsdale, Venue 181. Alistair Ryle, Posh, Caroline Lang, Harry’s Restaurant.

Simon – Benjamin Victor trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Previous credits include; Igor Stravinsky, L’Histoire du Soldat, Alessandro Talevi, Opera di Firenze. Bastian Mole, Mr Kolpert, Lotte Ruth Johnson, Lion & Unicorn. Frederick Clegg, The Collector, Lotte Ruth Johnson, The Space. Medvedenko, The Seagull, Rebecca Reeves, Camden People’s Theatre. Boe, Boop!, Maria Pullicino, Bussey Building. Billy Bibbit, Cuckoo’s Nest, Steve Elias, LOST Theatre. Antonio, Twelfth Night, Christopher Geelan, Principal Theatre. Ensemble, Kiss Me Kate Workshop, Jo Davies, Opera North.

Sam – Nell Hardy trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Previous credits include: Kat, The State of Things, Thomas Attwood, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre. Hansel, Grimms’ Fairy Tales, Paul Linghorn, Abney Park Cemetery. Duchess Boleville/Madeline Usher, The Masque of the Red Death/The Fall of the House of Usher, Omar F. Okai/Maud Madlyn, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre. Macduff/Witch, Macbeth, Thomas Attwood, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre.

Maurice – Robyn Holdaway trained at Guildford School of Acting. Previous credits include; Cordelia/Gloucester/Fool, King Lear, Gemma Fairlie, Orange Tree Theatre. Orlando, Orlando:The Queer Element,Andy Dawson, BFI Flare Festival. Jodie, BBC Casualty, Dave Beauchamp

Eric – Calvin Crawley trained at The Actors Class. Previous credits include; Edward, The Men Who Made Frankenstein, Simon Christopher, The Old Red Lion. Bill Smiley, Pravda, Bridewell Theatre, Louise Bakker. Darren, Extremism, National Theatre, Suzann McLean. Pete, The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas, Bridewell Theatre, Lorenzo Peter Mason.

Roger – Georgina Barley trained at the Drama Studio London. Previous credits include; National Youth Theatre “Chic to Cheek” Fundraising Gala, Adam Meggido, Cafe de Paris; Peaseblossom/Mustardseed/Moth, The Dream Fairies, Glenn Elston, Global Theatre – Royal Botanic Gardens Kew; Adriana, The Comedy of Errors, Chrissy Best, Australian Shakespeare Company; Rosalind, As You Like It, Chrissy Best, Australian Shakespeare Company; Lady Montague, Romeo and Juliet, Glenn Elston, Australian Shakespeare Company; Luciana (understudy), The Comedy of Errors, Glenn Elston, Australian Shakespeare Company.

Percival – Abbi Douetil trained at LAMDA (foundation) and Fourth Monkey. Previous credits include: Lotty, Trust, Raymond Waring, The Old Red Lion. Improviser, United, Juwel Haque, The Nursery Theatre. Gretel, Grimms Fairytales, Paul Linghorn, Abney Park. Jennifer Cramer, The Clue, Glyn Dogget, The Market Theatre. Malvolio, Twelfth Night, Arundel Thomas, The Market Chambers. Tilly, Bug Camp, Paul Macauley, Rialto Theatre. Fliss/Detective Cooper, Cream, Pip O’neil, The Dukebox. Vindice, The Revengers Tragedy, Tom Espiner, The Emrys Johns Studio.

Bill – Michael Holden trained at LIPA. Previous credits include; Mark and the Marked, Kim Sykes, Box Clever Tour. Algernon, The Importance of Being Earnest, Alastair Whatley, Wilde Theatre. Orestes, Electra, Rhonwen Cash, Liverpool Playhouse Studio.

Henry – James Russell-Morley trained at the National Youth Theatre. Previous credits include; Me/Freddo, “GREAT” BRITAIN, Matthew Harrison, Hackney Showroom. Darren, Stockfordian, Sean Hollands, The Bunker Theatre. Sebastian, Twelfth Night, Sam Dunstan, Blue Elephant Theatre. One, The Fall, Matthew Harrison, Finborough Theatre. One, The Fall (extract), Matthew Harrison, BBC Radio 4. Chaos47, Game Over, Justin Audibert, The Cut & The Garage. Multiple roles, 20 Tiny Plays About Sheffield, Andrew Loretto, Crucible.

Director’s Note:
“Goldings’ novel is one of the greatest examinations of our society, a truly modern classic, to stage a brand-new ensemble production of Lord of the Flies as part of our residency at the Greenwich Theatre is a real honour. This production will challenge and explore Golding’s own suggestions that the novel could only be about a group of boys and will put us as humans in the spotlight.”


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