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Lord of the Flies at Harbour Theatre

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This Winter, Harbour Theatre is proudly staging a special season of Nigel Williams' celebrated adaptation of William Golding's Lord of the Flies.

This classic story of conflict and survival is brought to life by award-winning director Sarah Christiner and a very talented young ensemble.

It is the beginning of World War II and children are being sent away from the cities of England for safety. One plane load of boys doesn't make it to their final destination. The plane crashes into a deserted island and no adults survive. At first, the boys revel in their freedom, it is an adventure!

As time passes, tensions rise and fears come out of hiding. Soon, the boys' fragile sense of order begins to collapse, island life taking a turn towards the primitive & sinister - it is not a game now, it is a fight for survival - the world of cricket, homework, & adventure stories is far away. A beast casts a shadow over this new world - a beast can change its form...

This seminal coming of age story, depicts the brutal reality of surviving alone in the elements and is described by director Sarah Christiner as "a confronting exploration of the human spirit".

When asked what drew her to this story, Sarah stated "I enjoy working with young people, am an avid reader and relish tackling theatrical adaptations of classic literary works that have affected me. When I read the script of this adaptation of Lord of the Flies I could envision it produced for Harbour Theatre at Camelot. The flexibility of the stage and space fosters the creation of an all encapsulating set rendering the audience in the middle of the island."

She continues "The cast of 12 boys makes for a dynamic, exciting and moving presentation of this classic story. Violence is integral to the story and the physicality of the production will be demanding for all the actors involved."

Sarah has directed over 20 productions, including the critically acclaimed Flowers for Algernon for Harbour Theatre's 2015 One Act Season and a plethora of acting awards behind her. She also recently appeared in the Perth Comedy Festival production Darren the Explorer.

Tickets for this strictly limited season are now on sale through Harbour Theatre on 255 3336 or

Prices are as follows:

  • $25.50 Full

  • $23.50 Concession

  • $20.50 F/T Student/child <15 yrs

    Please note transaction fees may apply.

    Performance times:

  • EVENING: July 29, 30, August 1, 3, 5 & 6

    Commencing at 7:30pm SHARP

  • MATINEE: July 31, August 6 & 7

    Commencing at 2:00pm SHARP

    NOTE: Doors open 45 minutes prior

    The production is not suitable for children under the age of 8 and contains strobe lighting and smoke effects.

    For further information on the cast, crew, and ticketing options, please visit

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    When: July 29, 30, Aug 1, 3, 5 & 6 @ 7.30pm Mtinees July 31, Aug 6, 7 @ 2.00pm
    Where: Harbour Theatre @ Camelot, 16 Lochee Street, Mosman Park WA 6012
    Cost: $25.50F/$23.50C/$20.50 F/T Stu
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