Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

by William Golding / Nigel Williams


” Seems to me we ought to have a chief to decide things. “

In the midst of a wartime evacuation, a plane crashes on an isolated island in a remote region of the Pacific Ocean. The only survivors are boys in their middle childhood or preadolescence. Two boys—the fair-haired Ralph and an overweight, bespectacled boy nicknamed “Piggy” — find a conch, which Ralph uses as a horn to call all the survivors to one area. Due largely to the fact that Ralph appears responsible for bringing all the survivors together, he is quickly elected their “chief”, though he does not receive the votes of the members of a boys’ choir, led by the red-headed Jack Merridew. Ralph asserts three primary goals: to have fun, survive, and to maintain a smoke signal that could alert passing ships to their presence on the island. The boys declare that whoever holds the conch shall also be able to speak at their formal gatherings and receive the attentive silence of the larger group. (Wikipedia)

Directed by Martina Droste
Associate Director Alexander Frank
Stage Design Olga Ventosa Quintana
Costume Design Kirsten Hoffmann

Steffi Basseck, Verena Jockel, Leonie Moritz, Lucie Weismüller, Sarah Zelt; Florian Friedrich, Jonas Hackmann, Arthur Hermeyer, Erik Herrmann, Sebastian Lange

Junges Schauspiel Frankfurt

All Pictures: © Birgit Hupfeld