Ophelia's Shadow

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 to Saturday, 4 March 2017

Today Shakespeare’s Hamlet is often viewed as theatrical tradition rather than a political and social revolution. This is far from the case in Acoustic Theatre’s new feminist rock-musical Ophelia’s Shadow. Inspired by Shakespeare's Hamlet, Ophelia’s Shadow finds the intersection between Shakespeare and the modern day, in a show that is both a classic, and a rock concert.

Controlling her body, her will and her life, Ophelia is used by her father and King for political gain, but what of the woman herself? To what extent did she choose her own fate? And is the label ‘madwoman’ simply a means to discredit radical women that finally refuse to submit? Incorporating elements of burlesque and physical theatre, the show reveals how Ophelia’s Shadow still exists as a ghost that haunts our mythology, and the autonomy of women everywhere.

Ophelia's Shadow was created by Lucy Matthews, in association with Shadowhouse Pits and features Miriam Slater in the title role of Ophelia.


Adults $22, Conc $18, Fringe Members $16.50, Groups (6+) $18, Cheap Tuesday $16
55 mins

Directed by Lucy Matthews
Miriam Slater as Ophelia, Luke Middlebrook as Hamlet

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 - 7:30pm
Wednesday, 1 March 2017 - 7:30pm
Thursday, 2 March 2017 - 7:30pm
Friday, 3 March 2017 - 7:30pm
Saturday, 4 March 2017 - 7:30pm

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