Electra, Orestes and their tragic family take to the stage from tonight (11 June 2019) at London’s Bunker Theatre, with Exchange Theatre’s tenth-anniversary revival of Jean-Paul Sartre’s The Flies. Meet them all with our gallery of character portraits. Time to get booking!
The Flies (Les Mouches), performed in both English and French alternatively, runs at London’s Bunker Theatre from 11 June to 6 July 2019, with a press night on 13 June. Sartre’s rebellious 1943 play reimagines the Greek tragedy of Electra and her brother Orestes, exploring the complexities of human values in a period of political turbulence.
The production is directed by Exchange Theatre artistic director David Furlong, with video design by Jason Greenberg and Giuliana Pulcini, set design by Ninon Fandre, with Kevin Rowntree as associate director and movement consultant.
The bi-lingual, multi-cultural cast features Game of Thrones‘ Meena Rayann (as Electra), Samy Ekhatib (Orestes), Raul Fernandes, Juliet Dante, Jonathan Brandt, Soraya Spiers, Chris Runciman and Exchange Theatre co-founders David Furlong and Fanny Dulin. Photography by Camille Dufrénoy.
The Flies runs from 11 June to 6 July 2019 at the Bunker Theatre, 53A Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU, with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, Saturdays at 8pm. Tickets are priced £10-16. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!