Lord of the FliesEditor's Pick

Lord of the Flies

Matthew Bourne's Australian premiere
  • Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre
    Melbourne • 05 - 09 April
    MELBOURNE EXCLUSIVE
    $39.41 - $100.04*
    Premium, A, B & C Reserve
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  • Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre
    Melbourne • 05 - 09 April
    MELBOURNE EXCLUSIVE
    $39.41 - $100.04*
    Premium, A, B & C Reserve
    Buy Now

*Additional fees including Booking, Credit Card & Handling charges may be levied at purchase. Tickets are subject to availability which must be confirmed with the ticket retailer.

About the event

Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures & Re:Bourne (Edward Scissorhands and the famous Swan Lake with its menacing all-male ensemble) transform William Golding’s classic novel Lord of the Flies for the stage. Matthew Bourne’s choreography for classic musicals includes Cameron Mackintosh’s productions of Oliver! (1994 and 2009 Olivier nomination), My Fair Lady (2002 - Olivier Award), and the National Theatre’s revival of South Pacific (2002). In 2004 Matthew co-directed with Richard Eyre and choreographed with Stephen Mear the hit West End, Australian and Broadway musical Mary Poppins for which he won an Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer, and two Tony nominations when it opened on Broadway.

Bringing together a cast of New Adventures Professional dancers from the UK and remarkable young talent from across Victoria, Lord of the Flies was hailed as “superbly visceral” and “astonishing” throughout its UK tour.

An Australian premiere exclusive to Melbourne, Lord of the Flies brings this age old story to life with raw energy, emotional intensity and breathtaking performances.

Presenting Partner

"A superbly visceral version of Golding’s novel. Astonishing, memorable" ★★★★

THE GLASGOW HERALD

"The great accomplishment of the production is its seamless integration of amateur and professional dancers … an impressive achievement"

GUARDIAN LONDON

"Ballet haters should be prepared to have their prejudices blown away. This is real theatre worth travelling miles to see"

THE INDEPENDENT LONDON

"Bourne has established an unequalled track record for finding fresh, funny, individual talent. He may bring back his productions year after year, but they look different every season"

GUARDIAN LONDON