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Lord of the Flies: Matthew Bourne's 'descent into savagery'

2 April 2014 Last updated at 00:02 BST

William Golding's classic novel Lord of the Flies has been adapted into a powerful new dance-theatre production by Matthew Bourne's New Adventures and Re:Bourne.

The production sees local boys dance alongside professional artists, following a national audition process.

Choreographed by Scott Amble, this version of the classic moves from a desert island to a deserted theatre.

BBC News spoke to Matthew Bourne and two members of his cast during rehearsals at The Lowry theatre in Salford.

Video Journalist: Alex Stanger. Producer: Claudia Redmond.