Lord of the Flies, in April 2017, will be an Australian premiere and is exclusive to Melbourne. The performance is an adaptation of William Golding’s classic novel, transformed into a chilling, beautiful and hugely entertaining new production by Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures & Re:Bourne.

Golding’s legendary characters are brought to life with raw physicality, emotional intensity and breathtaking performances by a cast of New Adventures professional dancers from the UK, professional dancers from Australia and remarkable young talent from across Victoria, who will be sourced through a large-scale and state-wide grass-roots community outreach program.

Following the outreach program across Victoria, up to 24 boys and young men will be invited to take up residence at Arts Centre Melbourne to join the ground-breaking professional production. A unique opportunity for Victorian-based boys and young men to work with both Australian and international professional dancers, choreographers and designers, the ambitions of this production are to change perception of dance as an activity for boys and young men, nurture young people and help discover the next generation of dancers and choreographers.

Arts Centre Melbourne

Lord of the Flies

5 – 9 April, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre