NEWS: Cast Announced for Charlie Josephine’s Flies

The new play is inspired by Lord of the Flies will be playing at the Shoreditch Town Hall from the 22nd February.

Casting has been announced for Boundless Theatre’s upcoming production of Charlie Josephine’s Flies, which will have its World premiere at the Shoreditch Town Hall in February. Directed by Julia Head (Romeo and Juliet, Bristol Old Vic; Massive, Audible; Wild Swimming, FullRogue), the production will star Afriya-Jasmine Nylander, Annabel Gray, Ellie-Rose Amit, Louisa Hamdi, Pearl Adams, Rosa Amos and Willow Traynor, with most of these young actors making their professional debuts in this production.

Flies is an explosive take on the male gaze and how it continues to impact young women. It’s about girls being looked at by boys. It’s about hitting puberty and being smacked by sexism: the power and the shame, the pleasure and the fear that flies around your body when you’re constantly being looked at.

Co-produced and co-commissioned by Boundless Theatre and Shoreditch Town Hall, Flies is inspired by the classic William Golding novel Lord of the Flies. This production has been designed by Cat Fuller (The Sweet Science of Bruising, Theatre Royal Bath; Romeo and Juliet, Bristol Old Vic)

Charlie Josephine is an actor and a writer whose work also includes: Bitch Boxer, Soho Theatre; Massive, Audible; and I, Joan, The Globe. Talking about the World Premiere of Flies she said: “I’m so excited to be making Flies! The creative team is sick, such clever brains and big, big hearts wrestling with this piece with such care and humour. The young performers are proper brilliant and proper brave. I can’t wait for people to come see this.”

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