Ghosts. Fate. Self-discovery. In this haunting reimagining of Shakespeare’s HAMLET, we dare to dream what could have been for OPHELIA.
Nereids Theatre Company
OPHELIAis a play about fate, female friendship, and female triumph. It is episode two in our Shakin' up Shakespeare! audio play series, where we mix up the Bard’s classics to re-envision and give voice to our most beloved female characters.
Fuelled by the question - ‘Is Ophelia really mad?’ - we follow OPHELIA, as she is haunted by three other Shakespearean Heroines: Desdemona (OTHELLO), Jessica (THE MERCHANT OF VENICE) and Lady Macbeth (MACBETH). With original new music and accessible language, OPHELIAembarks on a journey of self discovery: from a naive girl in love with a Prince to a grief-filled woman standing on a river bank. Will the ghosts’ calls be enough to bring her back from the edge?