William Golding’s haunting novel of survival and savagery came to life on stage this year in the Drama department’s production of Lord of the Flies. This was going to be the first Windsor Boys’ School play to happen in the newly named ‘Studio Theatre’ and Miss Walter & Mrs Baggett wanted this to be the first of many successful TWBS Drama productions. With an incredible cast made up of students in all year groups, rehearsals ran during the GCSE and A Level exam period but the cast stayed dedicated and driven. The drama studio was transformed into a deserted island and the cast embodied school boys left to survive without any adults.
Phil Taite and Fraser Jacobs lead the show playing rivals Ralph and Jack with performances that both terrified audiences and bought them to tears. The principles showed us the possibilities of the human mind through their fantastic storytelling and the chorus created a horrifyingly realistic depiction of pack mentality. The cast were a credit to themselves, their parents and Miss Walter and Mrs Baggett. The cast have been asked to be part of the Windsor Fringe Festival in September and we hope this is the first play of a new legacy for the Drama department and the ‘Studio Theatre’.
The cast and crew want to thank everyone for their support and for helping make Lord of the Flies a resounding success.
Miss A Walter
Head of Drama