As a performer theatre includes: Road Show (Menier); Honk (Royal & Derngate, Northampton); A Little Night Music (Garrick); Noises Off (Liverpool Everyman); The Three Musketeers (Bristol Old Vic); 5/11, Out of this World, Seven Doors, The Gondoliers, How To Succeed In Business (Chichester Festival and Minerva Theatre); Wizard of Oz (Birmingham Rep); Sweeney Todd, Marriage of Figaro (New Vic); The Shakespeare Review (UK / World Tour); Alice in Wonderland (RSC); Assassins (New End); Eugene Onegin (Lyric Hammersmith); Sunday in the Park with George, The Sound of Music (Leicester Haymarket).
As we have seen, Lord of the Flies functions as a study of human kind's basic nature. The author wants to point out that when children, which here symbolize mankind in general, are away from adults (authority and laws) they revert to most primitivebahaviour. They forget their civilizad ways, create their own rules and act as savages. Things break down. Everything degenerates; friends turn into enemies, violence replaces peace, civilization on the island breaks down and leads to anarchy and terror simply "because the boys are suffering from the terrible disease of being human".