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Female-led Lord of the Flies casting announced

The production is a joint venture between Sherman Theatre and Theatr Clwyd

Kate Lamb, Lowri Izzard and Mari Izzard
Kate Lamb, Lowri Izzard and Mari Izzard

Casting has been announced for Sherman Theatre and Theatr Clwyd's co-production of Lord of the Flies, which opens in Mold in September before transferring to Cardiff in October.

The female-led adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding's classic novel is directed by Emma Jordan and will star Gina Fillingham (Kiri, Channel 4) as Piggy and Kate Lamb (Call the Midwife, BBC) as Jack.

The production also stars real life twins Lowri and Mari Izzard as Sam and Eric, alongside Lola Adaja as Ralph, Hannah Boyce as Roger, Matthew Bulgo as Naval Officer, Lowri Hamer as Percyval, Olivia Marcus as Simon, Laura Singleton as Henry and Leah Walker as Maurice.

On the production Jordan said: "Like many, [Lord of the Flies] was a formative influence in my youth and it's wonderful to revisit it most especially in our re-imagining of the story from a female perspective.

"The exploration of humanity at the heart of the novel holds up remarkably well and our contemporary take on the play reflects a lot on the fractured and frightening world we are inhabiting in 2018."