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Lord of the Flies

Wed 2 April - Sat 5 April

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Matthew Bourne's Lord of the Flies

Matthew Bourne’s NEW ADVENTURES has created some of the most successful shows of the last 25 years, including Swan Lake, Nutcracker! and the sell-out hit, Sleeping Beauty.

Now the company unites New Adventures dancers with remarkable young talent from the North West in an extraordinary adaptation of William Golding’s classic novel, Lord of the Flies choreographed by Olivier nominated Scott Ambler.  

Finding themselves abandoned in a deserted theatre, Golding’s legendary characters are imbued with raw energy, emotional intensity and breathtaking performances. Civilisation crumbles, the rulebook is forgotten and the story builds to an electrifying climax.

Chilling, beautiful and hugely entertaining, Lord of The Flies will enthral Bourne fans and inspire a generation of new audiences.

**** ‘A superbly visceral version of Golding’s novel. Astonishing, memorable’ The Glasgow Herald

Special effects: strobe lighting and loud sound effects


Press Night: Fri 4 April, 7.30pm

Free Post Show Talk Fri 4 April

Ticket Information

Groups of 10 +: £2 discount on the adult ticket price for Friday & Saturday evening, £2.50 discount on all other performances. You also receive 1 in 10 tickets free, and there are no booking fees! Click here for more information on group bookings.

Tickets for schools available from only £13. Call 0843 208 6003 for more information. 


Based on the novel Lord of the Flies by WILLIAM GOLDING
Sound design by PAUL GROOTHUIS
Lighting design by CHRIS DAVEY
Choreographed by SCOTT AMBLER
Adapted and directed by MATTHEW BOURNE and SCOTT AMBLER

Dance at The Lowry is Sponsored by

The Lowry is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (no. 3255905) and a registered charity (no. 1053962).