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All-female Lord of the Flies to feature in new Theatr Clwyd season

There will also be world premieres with Clean Break and Paines Plough

Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies

Theatr Clwyd has announced its 2018 autumn season with highlights including an all-female Lord of the Flies and a co-production with Clean Break.

Kicking off the season in September, Caroline Steinbeis will direct a contemporary restaging of William Golding's classic novel Lord of the Flies. Featuring an all-female cast the co-production with Sherman Theatre will run from 20 September to 13 October and will have design by Janet Bird.

From 11 to 27 October, the Emlyn Williams Theatre will play host to the world premiere of Katherine Chandler's Thick As Thieves. Directed by Róisín McBrinn, the new play about two women from very different worlds will see Theatr Clwyd co-produce with women's theatre company Clean Break for the first time.

The season will also see the return of the annual Family Arts Weekend (27 to 29 July), featuring performances, workshops and adventures for children of all ages and their families.

As previously announced, prior to the autumn season Clwyd will create three world première co-productions with Paines Plough: Georgia Christou’s How to Spot an Alien (2 to 25 June), Vinay Patel’s Sticks and Stones (19 to 29 June) and Island Town (20 to 30 June) by Simon Longman, which will run in the Roundabout on the theatre's hilltop before going on to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Artistic director Tamara Harvey said: "This year more than ever, it feels vital that we produce work which celebrates and empowers women, in the stories we tell and in the people we choose to tell them… We’re delighted that this wonderfully interconnected season sees women at the forefront, both onstage and off."