Gozo Creative Theatre Club presents The Lord of the Flies at the Astra Theatre
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The Gozo Creative Theatre Club, in collaboration with the management of the Astra Theatre, will be performing ‘The Lord of the Flies,’ by the playwright, poet and Nobel literature prize winner Sir William Golding on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the publication of this novel.
During an unnamed time of war, a plane carrying a group of British schoolboys is shot down over the Pacific. The pilot of the plane is killed, but many of the boys survive the crash and find themselves deserted on an uninhabited island where they struggle to develop their own society.
The characters discover fire, craft tools, and form political and social systems in a process that recalls theories of the development of early man.
The Lord of the Flies deals with various issues such as, the nature of evil, dehumanisation of relationships and the loss of innocence. However the overarching theme is the conflict between the human impulse towards savagery and the rules of civilisation which are designed to contain and minimise it.
The Lord of the Flies was first adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams for the Royal Shakespeare Company company in 1996. The play is still popular to this day, due to the controversy surrounding the political message, and its perception of human nature.
This production will be directed by the Artistic Director of the Gozo Creative Theatre Club – George Mizzi.
More than 20 actors are taking part, among them are Matthias Mercieca as Ralph, Andre Refalo as Jack, John Psaila as Piggy, Dylan Attard as Roger and Sam Anthony Grima as Simon.
The Lord of the Flies will be staged at Astra Theatre, Victoria, Gozo on Saturday, the 24th and Sunday, the 25th of January 2015 at 8.00pm.
Entrance is at €5.00 each and tickets are available from the bar of the Astra Theatre.
Special shows for Forms 5 and 6 students will be held on Thursday, the 22nd and Friday, the 23rd of January 2015, with a performance at 9.00am and 11.30am on each day. Entrance for these shows will be at a special students rate of €2.00.