I have composed the score to the new epic production of Lord of the Flies at Sydney Theatre Company.
â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜… â€œGripping, intense productionâ€ SMH
â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜… â€œAbsorbingâ€¦ terrificâ€ The Guardian
â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜… “A smart, scintillating restorationâ€ Daily Review
â€œTalented and energetic… excellent castâ€ The Australian
LORD OF THE FLIES
Adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams
â€‹Directed by Kip Williams
Maybe there is a beast. Maybe itâ€™s just us.
When a plane crash leaves a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island, it isnâ€™t long before they descend into rivalries, chaos and violence.
Artistic Director Kip Williamsâ€™ staging makes us look at Lord of the Flies with new eyes. An exciting ensemble of adult actors, including Australian screen star Mia Wasikowska (Tim Burtonâ€™s Alice in Wonderland) will bring Goldingâ€™s island of boys to life, showing how quickly small cruelties can escalate. More than just pigâ€™s blood will be spilled.
William Goldingâ€™s Lord of the Flies is a 20th century masterpiece, as relevant today as it was on its publication in 1954. In it, Golding created an enduring modern myth, examining humanityâ€™s terrifying capacity for self-destruction.