OPHELIA THINKS HARDER

by JEAN BETTS
and WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

BRIDEWELL THEATRE | POSTPONED

"Artists, scholars, poets and princes will travel the world to see me...
I shall pass into myth!"


A riotous reworking of Shakespeare's Hamlet - with serious themes, nevertheless. Featuring Ophelia, her maid, St Joan and a couple of locals - Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.

The Prince is a hazard and the new King’s a puppet. Who the hell is running Denmark? Ophelia tries to please. Ophelia fails. Ophelia thinks harder.

With guerilla feminists invading the castle, failed spells from a frustrated maid, endless direction from a wily Queen and various ignored ghosts, this is not the Hamlet you know.

Ophelia Thinks Harder is a heightened, confused and darkly-funny world, where Shakespeare meets feminism. And this time Ophelia gets all the best lines.


CAST

OPHELIA | Natalie Harding-Moore
MAID | Miranda Evans
QUEEN | Danielle Capretti
ROSENCRANTZ | Sarah Berryman
GUILDENSTERN | Jamila Jennings-Grant
ST JOAN/WOMAN 3 | Connie Cha
OPHELIA’S MOTHER / QUEEN’S MAID | Aileen Ryan
WOMAN 2 / QUEEN’S MAID | Marnie Gore
HAMLET | Josh Beckman
HORATIO | Rhydian Harris
POLONIUS | David Pearson
LAERTES | Lewis McKenzie
PLAYER 1 | Emily Bates
PLAYER 2 | Roz Brierley
PLAYER 3 / WOMAN 1 | Mackenzie Sumner
PLAYER 4 | Stephen Cole


CREATIVE TEAM

DIRECTOR | Matt Bentley
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR | Maria Jones
PRODUCER | Olly Levett
DESIGNER | Yvette Henderson
LIGHTING DESIGN | Adam Coppard


OPHELIA THINKS HARDER
by JEAN BETTS
and WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Bridewell Theatre
Bride Lane Fleet Street
London, EC4Y 8EQ

POSTPONED





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