Lord of the Flies

2012 LORD OF THE FLIES by William Golding, Rogaland Theatre, Stavanger, Norway

William Golding wrote his famous novel about the British schoolboys trapped on an isolated island without adults in 1954. In his story we see how conflicts and fear initiate more and more violence among the boys. They end up killing each other and destroying the island. In this production the main focus is not really the psychology of the boys, but the psychology and the origins of violence as such. Using darwinistic arguments we expose the violence as a natural and integral part of the young man.