Exchange Theatre first staged their production of Jean-Paul Sartre’s The Flies in 2009 in the wake of the Iraq War and lies around Weapons of Mass Destruction. A decade later, how much (more) relevant is it? Watch our series of behind-the-scenes videos as the bi-lingual company prepare for this timely, tenth-anniversary revival. 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 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. 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.
“Exchange is more than just a title, it’s a concept”
“Jean-Paul Sartre’s philosophy is universal. You want to reflect that onstage… It could happen anywhere in the world”
“Revenge, power, relevance”
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!