We’re counting down to the tenth-anniversary return of Exchange Theatre’s bi-lingual production of Jean-Paul Sartre’s The Flies. What has influenced the set design for Jean-Paul Sartre’s political classic? How have the cast been getting on in rehearsals? Check out our behind-the-scenes photos galleries – and then 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 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. They look like they’ve been having fun in rehearsals!
What has influenced Ninon Fandre‘s set design? Take a fascinating peek into the designer’s notebook.
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!