Lord of the Flies
ACTIVITIES WEEK saw the opening of the annual Junior Production: this year, Nigel William's adaptation of William Golding's epic novel Lord Of The Flies. A group of 18 boys took the play to the stage over 12 weeks, rehearsing at lunchtimes and after school before three long days of technical and dress rehearsals, where they were supported by a crew of 10 students on the lights and sound, and behind the scenes.
With 99% of the play set on a tropical island, Mr Kavanagh chose to stage the play on a cross which thrust out from the proscenium arch in order to give the impression of the great expanse of the environment; Golding's story is also rich in religious morality so the cross added an extra element of symbolism to the piece, not to mention its physical resemblance to the shape of the plane which takes the boys to the island in the first place.
All the students took to the challenge with great aplomb - learning their lines, dance routines and covering themselves in mud and blood (fake!) to make the show a success. A video of the production and production photos will be available on the school website at the beginning of the new academic year. Wilson's congratulates all students and teachers involved in the entire endeavour and looks forward to next year's!
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