I went to watch Lord of the Flies at the New Theatre yesterday with the Sister and my friend C. Having read the book last year and then watching the movie, I jumped at the chance of watching the play. And I wasn’t disappointed. It was brilliant to see just how the story was enacted. For those not in the know, the gist is that a group of boys are stranded on an island following a plane crash. There are no adults around and they have to fend for themselves. While things start off well, it soon becomes obvious that without rules and consequences, a society can disintegrate to the point of murder.
The actors playing the parts were amazing. I thought the actor playing Jack was especially brilliant as you do dislike him just like in the book. My favourite character in the book was Simon and the actor didn’t disappoint either. There were moments when I had tears in my eyes…a thing that didn’t occur when I watched the movie. That to me, shows that the actors got the essence of their characters and brought it across to the audience really well. I highly recommend going and watching it if you are in Sydney. It’s on till the 12th of May.
Until next time,