Ismene Brown

Matthew Bourne’s Lord of the Flies: when boys turn feral

Plus: more atavistic children from Scottish Ballet's The Crucible and some pow-zap hip hop from Boy Blue Entertainment

GCSE Eng Lit pupils are doing well from dance this season with two set books told in the medium of dance, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, and even Dylan Thomas gets a look in. As the two stories have similar dynamics and dramatic themes, it was fascinating to see both in a single week and witness how mightily one succeeded and the other did not.

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