Greater London ( 1 reviews)
Ophelia Thinks Harder
OPEN 28/09/2021 - 02/10/2021
Venue Name: Bridewell Theatre
Venue Postcode: EC4Y8EQ
Credits: By Jean Betts and William Shakespeare
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.