Flies no plane sail­ing

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Theatre -

HAR­BOUR Theatre will present Nigel Wil­liams’ stage adap­ta­tion of Wil­liam Golding’s Lord of the Flies at Camelot Theatre from the end of July.

The clas­sic com­ing-of-age story of con­flict and sur­vival is set at the be­gin­ning of World War II, when a plane-load of boys evac­u­ated from English ci­ties are in­volved in a crash.

Subiaco di­rec­tor Sarah Christiner said her cast of 12 young ac­tors, aged from 11 to 19 years old, made for a dy­namic, ex­cit­ing and mov­ing pre­sen­ta­tion.

“Vi­o­lence is in­te­gral to the story and the phys­i­cal­ity of the pro­duc­tion will be de­mand­ing for all the ac­tors in­volved,” Christiner said.

“My main con­cern is that none of my cast gets hurt; we have to be very care­ful when en­act­ing the vi­o­lence that is in­trin­sic to the story.

“It is a con­fronting ex­plo­ration of the hu­man spirit pre­sented by a very tal­ented young en­sem­ble.”

The play in­cludes west­ern sub­urbs teenagers Char­lie Young, Shane Mar­shall and Cae­lan Steed­man.

Lord of the Flies is at Camelot Theatre, Mos­man Park, from July 29 to Au­gust 2.

It is not suit­able for chil­dren younger than eight years old, and con­tains strobe light­ing and smoke ef­fects. Tick­ets at www.taztix.com.au.

Subiaco di­rec­tor Sarah Christiner is tak­ing on Wil­liam Golding’s clas­sic.

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