by William Golding. Adapted by Nigel Williams
10 April - 12 May 2012
Last show tonight at 8PM. Tickets at the door
"New Theatre's take on boys behaving badly is a must-see"
“I was blown away by the intensity and commitment each actor had to their character … A fantastic production”
What's On Sydney
Photographs © Anne Zahalka
"A few scenes within this production could be disturbing for younger children but teens would be fine dealing with the themes of bullying, murder, madness and the loss of innocence. I am going to make the effort to see the production again this weekend with my [13 year old] son."
“Intensely powerful … delivers a disturbing reminder of just how thin the veneer of civilisation can be”
Oz Baby Boomers
"Not to be missed"
"[The] production is tight, disciplined and inspired"
“A truly sophisticated and well considered production, one which is sure to rival the haunting affect of the novel”
“Rich with drama”
Alternative Media Group
ABOUT THE SHOW
A plane crashes on a deserted island. The only survivors are a group of schoolboys. By day, it’s a tropical paradise of sun and sea; but each night, their dreams are inhabited by a terrifying beast. Thrust into a teenage version of Survivor, before long this well-behaved group turns into a bloodthirsty and murderous tribe.
William Golding’s great novel, a potent allegory about the loss of innocence and the decline of civilisation, is brought to dramatic life in Nigel Williams’ adaptation. Myth and naturalism combine in a dynamic exploration of power, democracy, and the dichotomy of good and evil that is within us all. Lord of the Flies throws up many issues central to the lives of today’s adolescents - peer pressure, bullying, gang rivalry - in its depiction of reason versus chaos.
Directed by Anthony Skuse
Assistant Director Rebecca Martin
Set Design David Marshall-Martin
Lighting Design Sara Swersky
Production Manager Tania Kraus
Stage Managers Douglas Cairns, Lucy Hakobyan
Kyle Bush, Douglas Cairns, Tom Christophersen, Judd English, Tom Gilmour, Stephen Lloyd-Coombs, Adam Marks, Christopher Peterson, Seton Pollock, Samuel Rushton, Andrew Ryan
Wed - Sat @ 8pm, Sun @ 5pm
2 hours including a 15 min interval