Lord of the Flies

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Arts Centre Melbourne and Bank of Melbourne present in partnership with Matthew Bourne's New Adventures & Re:Bourne  presents

Lord of the Flies

An Australian premiere exclusive to Melbourne.

More information on Lord of the Flies.

William Golding’s classic novel, Lord of the Flies has been transformed into a chilling, beautiful and hugely entertaining new production by Sir Matthew Bourne’s (OBE) New Adventures & Re:Bourne (Edward Scissorhands and the famous Swan Lake with its menacing all-male ensemble).

Golding’s legendary characters are brought to life with raw physicality, emotional intensity and breathtaking performances by a cast of New Adventures professional dancers and remarkable young talent from across Victoria.

The action is transferred from deserted island to deserted theatre as a group of schoolboys find themselves abandoned. With no adults around they start to make their own rules and create their own civilisation, before order breaks down and the story builds to an electrifying climax.

Matthew Bourne’s choreography for classic musicals includes Cameron Mackintosh’s productions of Oliver! (1994 and 2009 Olivier nomination), My Fair Lady (2002 - Olivier Award), and the National Theatre’s revival of South Pacific (2002). In 2004 Matthew co-directed with Richard Eyre and choreographed with Stephen Mear the hit West End, Australian and Broadway musical Mary Poppins for which he won an Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer, and two Tony nominations when it opened on Broadway.

“A superbly visceral version of Golding’s novel. Astonishing, memorable” ★★★★ – The Glasgow Herald

“The great accomplishment of the production is its seamless integration of amateur and professional dancers … an impressive achievement” – Guardian (London)

“Ballet haters should be prepared to have their prejudices blown away. This is real theatre worth travelling miles to see”The Independent (London)

“Bourne has established an unequalled track record for finding fresh, funny, individual talent. He may bring back his productions year after year, but they look different every season”Guardian (London)

“The most popular choreographer of theatrical dance in the Western World.”The New Yorker

Choreographed by Olivier Award-nominated Scott Ambler, set and costume design by Olivier Award-winner Lez Brotherston, music by Terry Davies, lighting design by Chris Davey, sound design by Paul Groothuis, adapted and directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winner Matthew Bourne and Scott Ambler.

Based on the novel Lord of the Flies by WILLIAM GOLDING

Music by TERRY DAVIES

Sound design by PAUL GROOTHUIS

Lighting design by CHRIS DAVEY

Design by LEZ BROTHERSTON

Choreographed by SCOTT AMBLER

Adapted and directed by MATTHEW BOURNE and SCOTT AMBLER

Lord of the Flies - Cast and Creatives

Arts Centre Melbourne extends our heartfelt thanks to our supporters who have directed gifts to Lord of the Flies.

The exclusive Australian season of Lord of the Flies at Arts Centre Melbourne is dedicated to the late Miss Betty Amsden AO, DSJ, (1926 – 2017).


Bank of MelbourneNew Adventures Re:BourneArts Council EnglandMelbourne Airport
The William Buckland FoundationBarr Family FoundationThe Robert Salzer FoundationChunky Move

Young Ensemble – Over 15

Angus, Mentone

Angus, Mentone

Blake, Blackburn

Blake, Blackburn

Damian Seddon

Damian, Reservoir

Gabriel, Edithvale

Gabriel, Edithvale


Jack, Leongatha

Jack, Leongatha

Justin, Hoppers Crossing

Justin, Hoppers Crossing

Luke, Preston

Luke, Preston

Luke, Box Hill

Luke, Box Hill


Michael, Mill Park

Michael, Mill Park

Robert, Shepparton

Robert, Shepparton

Safi, Dandenong North

Safi, Dandenong North

Shane, Brunswick

Shane, Brunswick


Young Ensemble – Under 15

Alessio, Mildura

Alessio, Mildura

Alexander, Hampton

Alexander, Hampton

Campbell, Oakleigh

Campbell, Oakleigh

Darion, Hampton Park

Darion, Hampton Park


George, South Yarra

George, South Yarra

Lachie, Bentleigh East

Lachie, Bentleigh East


Young Ensemble – Under 12

Alexander, South Yarra

Alexander, South Yarra

Jack, Beaconsfield

Jack, Beaconsfield

Joseph, Swan Hill

Joseph, Swan Hill

William, Swan Hill

William, Swan Hill


William, Cranbourne

William, Cranbourne

When

5 – 9 April 2017

Wednesday 5 April, 7pm 
Thursday 6 April, 7pm
Friday 7 April, 7pm
Saturday 8 April, 2pm
Saturday 8 April, 7pm

Audio Described Performance
Sunday 9 April, 3pm

Duration
Act 1 – 48 minutes
Interval – 20 minutes
Act 2 – 38 minutes

Venue

State Theatre

Booking

Price range

Adult

Premium: $99
A-Reserve: $79
B-Reserve: $59
C-Reserve: $39

Under 16s (Child)

Premium: $75
A-Reserve: $55
B-Reserve: $39
C-Reserve: $30

Groups of 4

$200 (A-Reserve only, excluding Opening Night 5 April)

For Group Bookings please visit the Box Office in person or call 1300 182 183

Ticket Delivery

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Notes

Suitable for ages 8+