Sa Majesté des Mouches

  • Sa Majesté des Mouches, abhac/ Bleeding Bulls light design vinny jones
  • Sa Majesté des Mouches, abhac/ Bleeding Bulls light design vinny jones
  • Sa Majesté des Mouches, abhac/ Bleeding Bulls light design vinny jones
  • Sa Majesté des Mouches, abhac/ Bleeding Bulls light design vinny jones
  • Sa Majesté des Mouches, abhac/ Bleeding Bulls light design vinny jones
  • Sa Majesté des Mouches, abhac/ Bleeding Bulls light design vinny jones
  • Sa Majesté des Mouches, abhac/ Bleeding Bulls light design vinny jones
  • Sa Majesté des Mouches, abhac/ Bleeding Bulls light design vinny jones
  • Sa Majesté des Mouches, abhac/ Bleeding Bulls light design vinny jones
  • Sa Majesté des Mouches, abhac/ Bleeding Bulls light design vinny jones
  • Sa Majesté des Mouches, abhac/ Bleeding Bulls light design vinny jones
  • Sa Majesté des Mouches, abhac/ Bleeding Bulls light design vinny jones
  • Sa Majesté des Mouches, abhac/ Bleeding Bulls light design vinny jones

This adaptation of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies explores what happens to a society when the old structures start to break down, and people must search for new ways to live together.  Made through a co-production with theatre group abhac, Bleeding Bulls and young actors from Burkina Faso, it is a story as relevant to current day Africa as it is to a Europe in crisis. It was important that the stage and lighting concept reflected this context, and not engage in othering the performers. To create an immediately inclusive space, I made the public light the same colour as the opening image, so that when entering the theatre and inhabiting the same light, the public directly entered the world of the performance. The light design aimed to explore the tension between the world of rules and order and the world of instinct and imagination through the use of colour and mirror images.

Company: abhac/ Bleeding Bulls
Text: William Golding
Director: Hendrik Aerts
Décor design: Aniek Boon
Costume design: Hendrik Aerts
Light design: Vinny Jones
Photography: An De Smedt

Premier 14 January, 2012 in the WC Zuiderpershuis, Antwerp, Belgium.

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