7 September, 2022
Youth actors present Lord of the Flies
THE tragic tale depicted in the famous novel Lord of the Flies will be presented by some of the best and brightest youth performers Atherton has to offer with the Atherton Performing Arts youth ensemble opening their newest play this weekend.
Atherton Performing Arts are using the script done by Nigel Williams, the only play-wright to have been given the rights to adapt the 1950s novel by William Golding.
The novel follows the tale of a group of young British school boys who crash landed on a deserted island, following the group as they slowly descend into savagery and conflict.
The Atherton Performing Arts will be presenting the both this weekend and next weekend at the Silo Road Theatre in Ather-ton.
Director Sarah Riber said they have been given special permission to have a mixed gender cast as the original only includes boys.
“Rehearsals have been great, we spent a long time workshopping the production and getting the kids to think and feel how they would act if they were in this situation,” she said.
“We have really gone to try and make it as realistic as possible, we want our actors to play their own ages and act as realistically as children their age would in this situation.
“It does have some dark elements to it and some mature themes and I would say moderate violence.”
To get your tickets head to athertonperformingarts.com.au or from Tableland Books on Vernon Street