Lord of the Flies launches at Leeds Playhouse

24th March 2023

A Leeds Playhouse and Belgrade Coventry co-production presented in association with Rose Theatre

Written by Nigel Williams

Adapted from the novel by William Golding
Directed by Amy Leach


Are you ready to be castaway with us on a remote desert island for Lord of the Flies, a thrilling adventure you will never forget? 


Directed by Amy Leach (Macbeth, Oliver Twist) and featuring a diverse and dynamic company of actors, this exciting retelling of William Golding’s 1954 classic story reflects the world we live in now while remaining faithful to his fascinating, thought-provoking central premise.


What would a group of schoolchildren do if they were left to their own devices? How would they survive?


“This is a real piece of event theatre that will actively reflect and explore the world we live in today,” said Amy Leach, Deputy Artistic Director at Leeds Playhouse. “It will, I’m sure, resonate across generations but will particularly chime with younger audiences – some of whom might be studying the original novel – who will see themselves, their struggles and their strength reflected back at them from the stage.”


Lord of the Flies is showing at Leeds Playhouse until 8 April 2023. Find out more and book your tickets here.