In August 2019 we performed Goodnight Mister Tom and Lord of the Flies at the Edinburgh Fringe to glowing reviews.
We had hoped to perform this new play at the 2020 Fringe. In light of the cancellation due to COVID-19, we are planning to bring this to Edinburgh in 2021. We will release more details once we have them.
The SpaceTriplex Big
Our Edinburgh Fringe venue is in the heart of Edinburgh and a great location for our show for 2021.
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In 2019 Aquila returned to Edinburgh with two shows, Lord of the Flies and Goodnight Mister Tom. Both of these classic stories played at the SpaceTriplex Big from 5th to 10th August. The response was incredible with large audiences, three 4 **** reviews and a wonderful company of actors.
Goodnight Mister Tom was performed at the Whitty Theatre in Wokingham in September.
Eighteen children, one island... an incredible adventure turns into a fight for survival. Aquila Youth Theatre's compelling production of William Golding’s explosive 20th-century classic comes to the Fringe in 2019. Struggling with the conflict between the human impulse towards savagery and the rules of civilisation, the children are swept up in a power struggle and descend into violence that will shatter their innocence. This visceral story is all the more relevant in 21st-century Britain where violent crime is becoming increasingly rooted in our society. Do not miss this powerful, adrenalin-filled production.
One of the most uplifting stories ever written, Michelle Magorian’s stunning Goodnight Mister Tom is brought gloriously to life in this stage adaptation by David Wood. Set during the dark and dangerous build-up to the Second World War, Goodnight Mister Tom follows sad young William Beech, who is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and builds a remarkable and moving friendship with the recluse Tom Oakley. All seems perfect until William is devastatingly summoned by his mother back to London. Aquila Youth Theatre's vibrant production celebrates the value of love and proves that friendship knows no barriers.