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Flies

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  7w, 1m

Award-winning writer Charlie Josephine (I, Joan, The Globe) radically responds to William Golding’s classic Lord of the Flies in their new piece Flies – A powerful and contemporary allegory on consent and the fetishisation of the female body.

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    7w, 1m

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Summary

A disobedient cultural response to a very well-known story: the male gaze.

Award-winning writer Charlie Josephine (I, Joan, The Globe) radically responds to William Golding’s classic Lord of the Flies in their new piece Flies – A powerful and contemporary allegory on consent and the fetishisation of the female body.

This new show explodes with tales of girlhood, and the messy joy and sticky shame that come with it. Written from young women’s real experiences expect raw honesty, humour, and sweaty dance.

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History
Flies received its first performance in London at Shoreditch Town Hall on 22 February 2023.
GIRL 1
GIRL 2
GIRL 3
GIRL 4
GIRL 5
GIRL 6
GIRL 7
JACK
PIGGY
RALPH
LITTLUN
MAN

  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Media

“A cri de coeur.” — The Guardian

Flies is raw, bold, and radical and tells it like it is.” — LondonTheatre1

“There are evocative moments of depth, of pain and fury within the piece, but they are nicely balanced by humour, affection and some raucous dance sequences.” — The Reviews Hub

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  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Charlie Josephine

Charlie Josephine is a writer and actor. Currently under commission at Headlong Theatre and NT Connections, they are also writing a feature film for Salon Pictures. Their latest play, Cowbois, has been announced as part of the RSC’s summer season for 2023, opening in October. ...

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