William Golding's Lord of the Flies


25 July – 10 August 2024

Adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams
Directed by Caitlin Baker & Lachlan Houen

Preview Thursday 25 July (followed by a Q&A with the cast and director)
Season: 26 July – 10 August 2024
Evenings 7:30pm: Wed – Sat
Matinees 2pm: 3, 4 + 10 August, schools matinee 1pm 31 July


A plane crashes. Eleven young boys stranded on an uninhabited island govern themselves to devastating ends. Faithful to the famous novel and a fable for our times.

A plane crashes on a desert island. A group of schoolboys are the only survivors. As they begin to form a new society in this tropical paradise, the darkness inside them shows how thin the layer of civilisation can be. William Golding’s classic novel is a powerful modern myth looking at humanity’s capacity for self-destruction. This adaptation captures the spirit and brutality of Golding’s original through bold and powerful theatricality.

Published by and licensed from Faber & Faber Ltd


  • Ralph: Joshua James
  • Jack: Ty McKenzie
  • Piggy: Winsome Ogilvie
  • Simon: Lily Willmott
  • Roger: Robert Kjellgren
  • Sam: Brandon Goodwin
  • Eric: Zoe Ross
  • Maurice: Alex Wilson
  • Bill: Illyah Mirzaei
  • Henry: Phoebe Silberman
  • Perceval: Tara Saxena
  • Naval Officer: John Stead


Thursday 25 July, 7:30pm Preview (followed by a Q&A with the Cast & Director)
Friday 26 July, 7:30pm Opening Night
Saturday 27 July, 7:30pm

Wednesday 31 July, 1:00pm - School Matinee (email contact@canberrep.org.au for school bookings)
Thursday 1 August, 7:30pm
Friday 2 August, 7:30pm
Saturday 3 August, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday 4 August, 2:00pm

Wednesday 7 August, 7:30pm
Thursday 8 August, 7:30pm
Friday 9 August, 7:30pm
Saturday 10 August, 2:00pm & 7:30pm


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