Lemon Tree to host centenary staging of celebrated novel

Acclaimed as one of the most disturbing and celebrated novels of modern times, Lord of the Flies is to be staged at Aberdeen’s Lemon Tree Studio as part of a UK-wide tour on the centenary of its author William Golding.

Staged by Sell a Door Theatre Company, the revival of the classic tale of morality vs immorality is directed by Bart Williams and produced by David Hutchinson & Phillip Rowntree

Tickets for the production at The Lemon Tree Studio on Thursday, October 6, are available online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall, His Majesty’s Theatre and The Lemon Tree.

Golding’s novel tells of a plane crash on an uninhabited island, when the only survivors are a group of school boys. There are no homes or schools, no adults, no rules and before long the boys’ fragile sense of order begins to collapse.

With the discovery of ‘the beast’, their games take on a more sinister significance and this once well-behaved group of children quickly turns into a bloodthirsty, murderous tribe.

The tour begins at Tobermoray on September 27, for 10 Scottish dates before being staged at Norwich and Swansea in late October.