Dance Preview: Lord Of The Flies

22 Jump Street. PA Photo/Studio Canal
22 Jump Street. PA Photo/Studio Canal

A pair of budding young dancers from Bearsden are set to star at Glasgow’s Theatre Royal as part of a major production this week.

John Selkirk and Roderick Gilkison (both 11)have earned the opportunity to perform with Matthew Bourne’s renowned dance company, New Adventures, in the anticipated production of Lord of the Flies.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

They will perform alongside New Adventures’ professionals Sam Archer as ‘Maurice’, Luke Murphy as ‘Sam’, Dominic North as ‘Ralph’, Alastair Postlethwaite as ‘Eric’, Danny Reubens as ‘Jack’ and Sam Plant as ‘Piggy’,

Glasgow Dance Ambassadors Hayley Earlam and Lucy Wild have been hosting open sessions and working with schools to seek out and nurture local talent.

Hayley said: “A lot of the boys who’ve never experienced dance before have flourished into enthusiastic performers.

“It’s a great privilege to help people realise their potential.

“We’re so impressed by the progress made by all the boys and when the show is on Lucy and I will be standing in the wings crying with pride.”

James Haworth, general manager at the Theatre Royal Glasgow, said:” It will bring a unique opportunity for young people to be part of this powerful dance spectacular.”

The show opens today (Wednesday) and runs till Saturday, with a 2.30pm matinee on both Thursday and Saturday.

For more info, or to book tickets, phone the Box Office on 08448 717 647.