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This show closed on August 24, 2019

About Lord of the Flies

When a plane crash leaves a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island, it isn’t long before they descend into rivalries, chaos and violence.

STC's Artistic Director Kip Williams’ staging makes us look at Lord of the Flies with new eyes. An exciting ensemble of adult actors, including Australian screen star Mia Wasikowska (Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland) will bring Golding’s island of boys to life, showing how quickly small cruelties can escalate. More than just pig’s blood will be spilled.

William Golding’s Lord of the Flies is a 20th century masterpiece, as relevant today as it was on its publication in 1954. In it, Golding created an enduring modern myth, examining humanity’s terrifying capacity for self-destruction.

Don’t miss this powerful and thrilling retelling of Lord of the Flies.

By William Golding

Adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams

​Directed by Kip Williams

Run Time

Approx. 1hr 50 mins (no interval).

Start Date

End Date


Content warning Adult themes, violence, strong language, theatrical blood, theatrical haze and smoke, strobe lighting and complete theatrical blackouts. Subject to change.

Roslyn Packer Theatre

22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, NSW 2000

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