Casting Call: Lord Of The Flies, an autumn co-production by Derby Theatre and Hull Truck Theatre

Appliations are now closed

Derby Theatre and Hull Truck Theatre are co-producing an exciting new version of Lord Of The Flies, directed by Sarah Brigham. We are looking for a culturally diverse, mixed gendered, Disabled, non-disabled, Deaf and hearing cast of professional performers (18+)* for a new take on this classic play by William Golding, adapted by Nigel Williams.

*A professional performer is someone who has worked as a performer with a professional creative team on a show, paid or unpaid, for a minimum of a one week run.

The play offers an imprint of society and so we would like a large breath of society to be represented in our casting. 

The Story:

A plane crashes stranding a group of school children. With no adult supervision they begin to form their own society. Eventually order collapses and turns to violent brutality.  

Characters:

The names will stay the same, but the gender of the characters may change and we will use appropriate pronouns for the characters and in conversation with the actor. 

- Ralph, Secondary School age.  charismatic affable and athletic, but also capable of cruelness.  A deep thinker and leader eventually wants to do “what’s right”

- Jack, Secondary School age.  Fearless, prone to violence, sees themselves as a “ natural hunter”, fierce, athletic, uncompromising, manipulative.  Fights for leadership of the group.

- Piggy, Secondary School age. Smart but often excluded from the group and picked on.  

- Roger, Secondary School age.  Manipulatieve and violent, sinister.  Pushes the group into violence. 

- Sam, Secondary School age.  Sibling of Eric, a follower not a leader. Switches allegiances.

- Eric, Secondary School age.  Sibling of Sam, a follower not a leader. Switches allegiances.

- Simon, Secondary School age.  Sensitive, intelligent, described as weird by the rest.  Is deeply effected by events. 

- Henry, Secondary School age but younger than the others a follower not a leader.  

- Maurice, Secondary School age but younger than the others.  The group clown, basic and childish humour.  

- Percival, Junior School age much younger than the others.  An innocent, scared of the situation.

- Naval Officer and Parachutist, An adult who restores order. Will also be assistant director. 

Dates:

Rehearsals in Derby: Monday 10 August – Saturday 29 August 2020

Rehearsals in Hull: Monday 31 August – Saturday 5 September 2020

Production week in Hull: w/c 7 September 2020

Opens in Hull: Friday 11 September 2020 until Saturday 3October 2020

Opens in Derby: Tuesday 6 October 2020 until Saturday 24 October 2020

Applications are now closed

Lord Of The Flies is showing at Derby Theatre from Tues 6 October - Sat 24 October