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Full cast announced for UK tour of Lord of the Flies

Timothy Sheader's production will run at the Open Air Theatre before embarking on a UK tour

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Alistair Toovey (Ralph) and George Bukhari (Piggy) in the 2011 production of Lord of the Flies
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Casting has been announced for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's production of William Golding's Lord of the Flies, which returns following a sell-out run in 2011.

The production will open at the Open Air Theatre in September before embarking on a UK tour.

The cast will feature Freddie Watkins (Nativity) as Jack, Luke Ward-Wilkinson (Wild at Heart, Beautiful People) as Ralph, Keenan Munn-Francis (The Scottsboro Boys, The Lion King) as Simon, Anthony Roberts as Piggy, Matthew Castle as Roger, Dylan Llelwellyn as Henry, Michael Ajao as Maurice, Yossi Goodlink as Bill and Jonathan Holby as Naval Officer.

The cast will be completed by twin brothers Thiago Pigatto and Fellipe Pigatto as twins Sam and Eric. The role of Perceval will be shared by David Evans, Guy Abrahams and Ben Barker.

First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies was Golding's debut novel and follows a group of schoolboys as they fight for survival after a plane crash.

The production is directed by Timothy Sheader and co-directed by Liam Steel, with design by Jon Bausor, composition and sound score by Nick Powell, lighting design by Paul Keogan and sound design by Avgoustas Psillas for Autograph.

Lord of the Flies will open on 3 September 2015 at Open Air Theatre, before touring to Woking, Belfast, Southampton, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Truro, Birmingham, Sheffield, High Wycombe, Dublin, Salford, Bath, Richmond, Guildford, Liverpool, Leicester, Coventry, Bradford, Newcastle and Bromley.

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