Tue 22 Sep - Sat 10 Oct 2020


Tue 22 Sep - Sat 10 Oct




£18 (full price)
£15 (concessions)
£15 (15 - 25 year olds)


Theatre & Performance


Council Chamber

It is with great sadness that FLIES by Charlie Josephine at Shoreditch Town Hall has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. While this is disappointing news, we are committed to this brilliant show and the artists involved, and we will be working hard to find new opportunities for FLIES once it is safe and sensible to do so. Thank you to everyone who has supported this show and bought tickets. We will be in touch with bookers directly.

I see you seeing me.

What are you looking at? Why's no one talking about this? When's it our turn?

Girls are done with stories about boys, done with stories by boys, done with all their looking.

Girls want to take up space, take centre stage, take the patriarchy and smash it. Girls just want to have fun, right?

You’re looking at me, I can see you looking at me. And I can see you’ve got no idea what it feels like to be seen

Flies is about girls being looked at by boys. It’s about hitting puberty and being smacked by the male gaze. The power and the shame, the pleasure and the fear that flies around your body when you’re constantly being looked at.

Flies started as a takedown of Lord of the Flies, it ends on a stage filled with young women.


If you're a boy reading this don't be scared. Flies is for you too. We want you to be there. We want you to see us, not watch us. We want to party together.


Charlie Josephine is an award winning actor and writer, their work includes Bitch Boxer, BLUSH and Pops.

Flies is a Boundless Theatre & Shoreditch Town Hall co-production

Flies is supported by Cockayne - Grants for the Arts and The London Community Foundation

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