A brave and exciting retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet from a female perspective, Enter Ophelia, comes to Geelong Performing Arts Centre for two performances from May 8-9.
Geelong-based Essential Theatre together with Melbourne’s Three Birds Theatre, the indie theatrical hit brings to life the world of Hamlet in this re-imagined dark comedy.
Enter Ophelia is a female-driven gothic black comedy that re-imagines the world of Hamlet, but this Ophelia is no longer the strange girl who had a thing for flowers. In Shakespeare’s world of mad men and murdering uncles, Ophelia wanders an empty castle, clutching rotting flowers – told what to do, where to stand, what to think. No one really listens to her, no one really sees her. Ophelia must question and navigate the darkest corners and secrets of her world in order to take charge of her own fate.
With direction from critically acclaimed director John Kachoyan, Enter Ophelia promises to be a punchy, dark and thrilling exploration of femininity, isolation and silliness.
For bookings and information go to www.gpac.org.au or phone the box office on 5225 1200.