Ralph is the story’s protagonist, but it seems early on that Ralph’s insistence on remaining civilized in primal circumstances may be more conditioned than genuine. Still, this argument underscores the value of ethics (as opposed to morals) in collaborative situations. Piggy is brainy and logical, and certainly represents the human quest for enlightenment and reason, but his scientific and intellectual status is compromised by a whiny personality. Only Simon, who looks after the younger boys, seems naturally kind and good, as if born that way.
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).