OPHELIA THINKS HARDER

by JEAN BETTS
and WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

BRIDEWELL THEATRE | 31 March-4 April 2020

"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

31 March-4 April 2020

Monday-Friday at 7.30pm, Saturday at 4pm

Tickets: £15 (concessions £12.50) unless otherwise stated, see below for special performances.

A limited number of Premium Tickets are available for £17 (concessions £14.50). Premium Tickets guarantee you a seat in the best rows in the house. Note they are unreserved within the premium block.

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All tickets bought on the door must be paid for in cash - we cannot take card payments on the door.


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GALA PERFORMANCE | Friday 3 April

There will be a special gala performance on Friday 3 April, where guests will receive a glass of fizz and a programme. Tickets £19 (concessions £16.50). Premium tickets are available for £21 (concessions £18.50).

Concessions: Sedos members, children, senior citizens, students with valid identification, registered disabled and registered unemployed unless otherwise stated, for example Gala Nights.


TICKET COLLECTION

Tickets will be available for you to collect from the Box Office on the night of the performance. They will not be posted out to you. Seats at the Bridewell Theatre are unreserved.

Latecomers will only be admitted at the discretion of Sedos. Any audience members arriving more than 15 minutes late will not be admitted until the interval.

Please note: Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable. 


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