I don’t think I’ve been this excited about a play since I heard the orchestral intro to the Terry Pratchett adaptation of Only You can Save mankind, the first book in his Johnny Maxwell trilogy. OK, that became an album rather than the stage show I anticipated, but the same heart fluttering excitement was to be had. When the above image popped into my inbox I was excited all over again, though I’d rather they’d chosen one of his Discworld novels to adapt, rather than his reworking of the Lord of the Flies.
Mark Ravenhill, creator of The Cut has adapted the book for the stage, with the first showing on November 11th 2009. There’s also a competition running in conjunction with this which gives young auteur’s the chance to get involved. The categories are for 10-14 and 15-17 year olds, and they need to film a 3 minute YouTube clip featuring an extract from the novel, with the winning entries reshot and screened in January.
Get your tickets here before they sell out!! They’re currently starting at £22 for adults, and seats are going fast.