Nobel Prize Winner William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, one of the most celebrated novels of modern times will be vividly brought to life by SRT’s The Young Co.

A plane crashes on a deserted island and the only survivors – a group of school boys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of sand, sun and sea, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys’ delicate sense of order fades and they realise no one is coming to their rescue, their childish fears are transformed into something more primitive and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance.

Powerful, devastating and primal, this stage adaptation by Nigel Williams is an uncompromising study of the darkest corners of human nature in what will be a confronting experience for the audience. The production will assault all our senses: sand will be stomped, blood spilled, wind blown, and fire unleashed.

Do you dare join the tribe?


The Young Co. is a two-year educational platform for 16 to 25 year-olds, and Singapore Repertory Theatre’s investment in future stage talent. The Young Co.’s model of training aims to help students build vital theatre skills, enabling them to establish themselves in the local theatre scene with a thorough, holistic training by dynamic theatre trainers.

Part of the training element gives them the opportunity to meet and work with some of the most celebrated international stage veterans such as Sir Ian McKellen, Ethan Hawke, Steven Dexter, Kit Chan, Lea Salonga, Leigh McDonald, and Olivier award-winning writers George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Most recently, members of The Young Co. attended a workshop with Kevin Spacey in conjunction with his performance in The Bridge Project – Richard III. Two members were selected by Kevin Spacey himself, to perform at the Kevin Spacey Foundation dinner in New York.


Event Details:

Lord of the Flies

Presented by SRT’s The Young Co.

Date: 25 – 28 Jul 2012

Venue: DBS Arts Centre – Home of SRT


UrbanWire is giving out 3 pairs of tickets to Lord of the Flies! To qualify, simply answer a question! The most creative responses win a pair of tickets!

Question: “If you were lost on an island, what would you do to survive?”

Submit your answers here.

Contest closes July 13 at 4pm.

Prizes proudly sponsored by Singapore Repertory Theatre