Flies no plane sailing
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.