Lord of the Flies

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Lord of the Flies

Matthew Bourne's adaptation of William Golding's Nobel Prize-winning dystopian novel comes to Melbourne, with a cast that includes young locals

Over the past three decades, British choreographer and director Matthew Bourne has won a swag of Olivier and Tony awards, directed dance in musicals, opera, theatre and film, and created the world's longest-running ballet production: his all-male homoerotic take on Swan Lake.

Lord of the Flies is a project originated by Bourne through the Re:Bourne wing of his company: a community outreach initiative designed to introduce new performers and audiences to contemporary dance. The production is designed to put untrained dancers alongside professionals to tell Golding's savage post-world-war tale of young boys run amok on a deserted island. Consequently, many of the roles in this brief season will be filled by young men from across Victoria.

By: Dee Jefferson

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