So the tour continues and already we’ve been to some remarkable places like Belfast where the theatre was beautiful and the audiences were amazing, to Southampton where I lived on a boat for a week, but this week is by far the most special as it’s my very own homecoming. Cambridge is my hometown and for the week I’m moving back in with my family. I should probably mention that I’m bringing Freddie, Anthony and Dylan to stay too.
Coming back to Cambridge has been a most peculiar feeling, filled with nostalgia and
My name is Dylan Llewellyn and I play Henry. I’ve had a lot of fun playing Henry; he’s very naive but loves his banter with everyone. He has some very funny lines like “there’s no 3G!” and “great banter”. Henry and Maurice (played by Michael Ajao)are the clowns of the group – but also the sheep. They follow whoever is the most exciting and strongest leader. I’m really enjoying my time on tour so far. It’s probably one of the most physical plays I’ve done so I feel very fit, which is good.
I can’t wait to perform at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton this week because it’s exciting to know that we’ll be just a 30 minute drive from Salisbury where William Golding taught at the Bishop Wordworth’s School, and where he wrote Lord of the Flies. So it’ll be very interesting to pay a visit to where it all started.
I was very dubious at first when it came to taking the show indoors, more so because of the set. Our set is not your average touring set, it’s absolutely massive. To transfigure from the freedom of Regent’s Park to the captive nature of an indoor theatre was something I just couldn’t get my head around. I couldn’t see how they could maintain the beauty and the scale of the Open Air Theatre. That was, of course, before I entered the New Victoria Theatre in Woking and discovered that it is exactly what Jon Bausor (Designer) has achieved. The “island”, maintains the depth and vastness that was created at Regent’s Park; the cleverly positioned gauze and lighting, together
Check out the new photos for the UK tour of Lord of the Flies. For more, visit the website.