AMPAG, Sydney Theatre Company Sydney Theatre Company:Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

Image Credits: Rene Vaile

July 2019

Sat 27 

07:30 PM

Sydney Theatre Company

Sydney Theatre Company

Roslyn Packer Theatre



An exciting ensemble of women and men, including screen star Mia Wasikowska bring Golding’s island of boys to life, making us look on this 20th century masterpiece with new eyes.

By William Golding
Adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams

Kill the pig. Cut its throat. Spill its blood.

When a plane crash leaves a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island, it isn’t long before rivalries and violence rise to the surface.

William Golding’s Lord of the Flies is a 20th century masterpiece. Written in 1954, it was his first novel, heavily influenced by his experience of the Second World War. In it, he created an enduring modern myth, an examination of humanity’s intrinsic capacity for self-destruction.

An exciting ensemble of both women and men, including Australian screen star Mia Wasikowska (Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland) will bring Golding’s island of boys to life. Artistic Director Kip Williams’ staging will make us look on Lord of the Flies with new eyes.

Approx. duration 1hr 45 mins (no interval). Subject to change. More info
Content warning Violence. Subject to change. More info