Tue 22 Sep - Sat 10 Oct
Theatre & Performance
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.
Charlotte Josephine is an award winning actor and writer, their work includes 'Bitch Boxer', 'BLUSH' and 'Pops'.
Flies is a Boundless Theatre Commission.