The Perse School

Perse Players take on Lord of the Flies

This week, members of the Perse Players – a drama group open to pupils from across all year groups – took to the stage for two performances of Nigel Williams’ play adaptation of Lord of the Flies.

The play adaptation ventures into a dark side of humanity. The audience follows the children’s time on a deserted paradise island following a plane crash, from hope to disaster as they attempt to live, hunt and survive. It is a beautiful but harrowing tale of how paradise soon turns to a dark, hellish, dangerous place.

Taking place at the ADC Theatre in Cambridge, the play has allowed students to practise stage combat, complex choreography and puppetry skills, and to add some twists and turns of their own to this classic tale. At every stage of the process, the cast have been encouraged to contribute their own imaginative ideas.

Wilf in the Lower Sixth who played Piggy said: “My own experience of playing the character Piggy has been an interesting one to say the least. I have had to learn a Cockney accent, act with impaired vision and keep to slightly complex and crazy choreography; all of which have simply added to the fun.”

Tisa in Year 10 said of her experience of being part of the production: “I’ve really enjoyed my time in Lord of the Flies; I’ve made new friends and I’ve had so much fun whilst rehearsing. I have loved being able to go absolutely crazy and being praised for it!”

Well done to the cast and crew on this fantastic and polished production.

 

 
 
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