Lord of the Flies: What’s the sensible thing to do? Go and see this play, of course

Lord of the Flies: What’s the sensible thing to do? Go and see this play, of course

HARBOUR Theatre will present a production of Lord of the Flies from July 29 at Camelot Theatre in Mosman Park.

The action-packed play based on the novel by William Golding features western suburbs teenagers Charlie Young, Shane Marshall and Caelan Steedman.

The play’s confronting themes of survival and the corruption of innocence were particularly engaging for the cast.

Young, who plays Piggy, described the play as a classic story of survival.

“It revolves around a group of boys fighting between staying civilised and succumbing to their baser instincts,” he said.

He added he was drawn to the role because he was one of the more sensible characters.

“If he had more leadership qualities, the play would’ve been very different,” he said.

Christ Church Grammar School student Marshall said he found the all-male cast relatable while Subiaco-based director Sarah Christiner said working with a cast of boys ranging in age from 11 to 19 years old proved a challenge.

“My main concern is that none of my cast gets hurt,” she said.

“This is a very physical play and it is quite demanding for all cast members.”

The play shows on July 29, 30, and August 1, 3, 5 and 6 at 7.30pm while matinees are performed on July 31, August 6 and 7 at 2pm.

For tickets phone 9255 3336.