22 September - 10 October 2020
Written by Charlotte Josephine
A BOUNDLESS THEATRE AND SHOREDITCH TOWN HALL PRODUCTION
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 male gaze 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 what it feels like to be suddenly and constantly looked at. 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.
Shoreditch Town Hall
380 Old St, Hackney, London EC1V 9LT
Charlotte Josephine is an actress represented by Hatton McEwan Penford, and playwright represented by The Agency. They are co-artistic director of Snuff Box Theatre. Graduate of the Contemporary Theatre Course, East 15 Acting School, Charlotte’s first play ‘Perffection’ won a NSDF Commendation For Writing. ‘Bitch Boxer’ won the Soho Theatre Young Writers Award 2012, the Old Vic New Voices Edinburgh Season 2012 and the Holden Street Theatres Award 2013. ‘Bitch Boxer’ is published by Oberon Books and is performed internationally.
Charlotte’s play ‘Blush’ enjoyed a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, winning a Stage Edinburgh Award. ‘Blush’ toured nationally in 2017, starting at London’s Soho Theatre in May. Charlotte’s monologue ‘Blue’ was awarded the National Octagon Prize by the Bolton Octagon, Charlotte has also won the BBC Screenplay First Award.