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AUDITION NOTICE: Lord of the Flies - Gold Coast Little Theatre

This adaptation of William Golding's classic novel offers a unique twist: all characters will be portrayed by women. This decision allows us to explore themes of power, leadership, and the complexities of human nature through a fresh and dynamic lens. We are seeking talented performers who are passionate about storytelling, character development, and collaborative creativity/devising. We encourage you to bring your unique interpretation and energy to the audition.


PRODUCTION TEAM

Director: Joshua McCann-Thomson

Assistant Director: Bianca Riek

Fight Choreographers: Flynn Anderson & Ethan Robinson

Costumes: Millie Talbot


ABOUT THE PLAY

Lord of the Flies, based on the classic novel by William Golding, follows a group of British students stranded on a deserted island after their plane crashes. As they struggle for survival, their society descends into chaos, revealing the dark aspects of human nature. The play explores civilisation vs. savagery, the loss of innocence, the nature of power, and the inherent evil within humanity. This production will offer a fresh perspective on these themes by having all characters portrayed by women.


CHARACTERS

Ralph: Elected leader among the group. Charismatic, idealistic, and determined to maintain order and civility.

Jack: Antagonist. Head of the choir group turned hunters. Ruthless, authoritarian, and consumed by a desire for power.

Piggy: Loyal friend. Intelligent, resourceful, and physically vulnerable. Often ridiculed by the others. Note: This character is remarked as being robust in build.

Roger: Right-hand, sadistic, and violent. Revels in causing pain and chaos.

Sam: One of the twins. Loyal to Ralph. Easily influenced by stronger personalities.

Eric: The other twin. Closely bonded to Sam. Often indistinguishable from their sibling.

Simon: Quiet, introspective. Deep connection to nature and spirituality. Represents goodness and purity.

Henry: One of the younger ones. Innocent and unsuspecting, often caught up in the older ones' antics.

Maurice: One of Jack's followers. Initially playful and mischievous but becomes increasingly savage.

Bill: Another member of Jack's group. Strong and aggressive, eager to hunt and exert dominance.

Perceval: One of the younger ones. Often lost in his own world, innocent and naive.

Peter: Represents the vulnerability of the youngest ones. Easily scared and dependent on the older ones for protection.

Robert: Another member of Jack's group. Quick to follow orders and exhibit aggressive behaviour.

Naval Officer: Represents rescue and the outside world. Discovers the group at the end of the play.


REHEARSAL INFORMATION

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 7pm - 10pm

  • Sundays: 2pm - 6pm

Closer to the show opening, we will likely start at 6:30pm, and a few all-day Sundays as opening night approaches. Rehearsals will start on Thursday, 20th June 2024. The season runs from 31st August to 21st September 2024, with shows on Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday matinees.


AUDITION INFORMATION

  • Audition Forms Due: Midnight, 14 June 2024

  • Audition Date: Sunday, 16 June 2024, 10am - 5pm

  • Location: Gold Coast Little Theatre, 21a Scarborough St, Southport (Behind the Westpac Bank building)

  • Callbacks: Tuesday, 18 June 2024, 7pm


How to Register

Please register your audition through the form on the Gold Coast Little Theatre website.

For your audition, please prepare a short monologue of your choosing from the provided list in the audition pack. We will email you with your audition slot. You can also get familiar with callback materials using the provided links.


Contact Information

If you have any questions, please email us at lordoftheflies@gclt.com.au.

For further details and to download the audition pack, visit the following links:





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