Derby Theatre and Hull Truck Theatre to produce William Golding’s Lord of the Flies

Derby Theatre and Hull Truck Theatre join forces to produce William Golding’s Lord of the Flies

Adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams and directed by Sarah Brigham (Artistic Director of Derby Theatre), Lord of the Flies will show at Derby Theatre from Tuesday 6 October until Saturday 24 October.

Derby Theatre and Hull Truck Theatre are thrilled to announce that they will join forces this autumn to co-produce and present a thrilling and highly charged production of William Golding’s classic novel Lord of the Flies.



Lord of the Flies will open in Hull, playing from Friday 11 September – Sat 3 October, before transferring to Derby Theatre to run from Tuesday 6 until Saturday 24 October.

In the midst of war and in the wake of a disastrous plane crash, a group of schoolchildren are left stranded on a desert island. With no adult supervision, they relish the freedom to govern themselves, but order soon collapses as their world plunges into violent brutality.

Lord of the Flies is a timeless masterpiece, as relevant today as it was when Golding first published his novel in 1954.  This contemporary retelling examines the terrifying path to humanity’s self-destruction.

Sarah Brigham (Chief Executive and Artist Director, Derby Theatre and Director of Lord of the Flies) said:

“I am delighted to be directing this classic story in co-production with Hull Truck Theatre, the  company which ignited my passion in theatre when I was in Youth Theatre there as a child. Lord of the Flies is an iconic text with contemporary resonance and provides me, as a director, with a wealth of material to really get my teeth into.  I think it very definitely has something to say for our times and I hope to bring that out in the production, making it a thrilling drama for our audiences.”    

Mark Babych (Artistic Director, Hull Truck Theatre) said:
“I’m really looking forward to this new co-production with Derby Theatre. As theatres, we share similar values and we hope to approach this version of Lord of the Flies with a view to it resonating with the politics of our time. It’s
also great to see this classic story being directed by Sarah Brigham, with Sarah’s connection to Hull, there’s something really special about her being at the helm and bringing the show to launch in her home city.”

Book Now For Lord Of The Flies, showing Tuesday 6 October until Saturday 24 October

Accessible Performances

FREE Creche – Saturday 10 October, for the 2:30pm performance, book via Box Office on 01332 593939

BSL Interpreted – Wednesday 14 October, 7:30pm (including post-show talk) and Saturday 17 October, 2:30pm

Audience Described – Wednesday 14 October, 2:30pm (Touch Tour 1:15pm) and Saturday 24 October, 2:30pm (Touch Tour 1:15pm)

Relaxed Performance – Saturday 17 October, 2:30pm

Dementia Friendly Performance – Wednesday 21 October, 2:30pm

Friends Membership Deal

Get 50% off on Tues 6 Oct, 7:30pm, Wed 7 Oct, 2:30pm & 7:30pm and Thursday 8 October, 7:30pm and £5 off the rest of the run (ticket bands A-C) when you become a Friend.


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