Lord of the Flies

Testament to UJ Arts & Culture’s commitment to the development and transfer of skills, Ayanda Bulose will make his directorial debut with the classic allegory Lord of the flies. After a number of years honing his skills as a director, Bulose will head up a fierce team of UJ Arts & Culture’s Arts Academy students to bring this tale of fear and power to life. “It’s has been an exhilarating experience breathing life into an epic classic such Lord of the flies,” says Bulose.

“It has been a wonderful journey producing Lord of the flies over the past six months that I have been at UJ Arts & Culture. We have an incredibly talented creative team comprising young award winning designers. This is Ayanda Bulose’s debut as a director and he has not held back on his creative input and seeing him grow into a young talented director has been rewarding,” says UJ Arts & Culture Operations Manager Karabo Mtshali.

The Lord of the flies production team has partnered with the UJ Health & Safety department to collect recycling material used to build the set, reflecting on environmental issues that is a theme running through Bulose’s interpretation of the play.

SAM :: Oratilwe Marobela
MAURICE :: Sasha Mokonyama
SIMON :: Mbasa Masiza
BILL :: Mikateko Chauke
PIGGY & OFFICER :: Ntokozo Dhlamini
JACK ::Nkosazana Nkosi
PERCIVAL :: Philangani Mafokwane
RALPH :: Aisha Molefe
ROGER :: Amahle Maqubela
ERIC :: Senamile Sishi
HENRY :: Nomfundo Khambule

Audience Responses
Overall great experience. The talent on stage was unbelievable. I can’t wait for the next play

Rose-Mary • Attended Sept. 13, 2019, 6 p.m.
It was one of the best shows I’ve watched, I couldn’t stop talking about it last night

Mongezi • Attended Sept. 13, 2019, 6 p.m.
I really enjoyed the play, it was incredible. It did address the main message but it was fun and well prepared.

Phumzile • Attended Sept. 12, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
It was absolutely a beautiful production.

Shante • Attended Sept. 12, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
The show is amazing, it captured my attention from get go till the very end. However, a suggestion would be to tell some of the actors to face the audience when performing because when they look at each other you miss out on the facial expressions. Otherwise the show is out of this world, I’m definitely coming for the third time!

Sizimisele • Attended Sept. 11, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
The audience etiquette was shocking. A note re cellphones etc and correct behaviour should be said before each performance.

Tiffany • Attended Sept. 11, 2019, 7:30 p.m.