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A near drowned damsel steps into the spotlight – a gothic black comedy about secrets, madness and mansplaining

In a world of mad men and murdering uncles, drowning never felt so good. A woman wanders an empty castle, clutching rotting flowers – told what to do, where to stand, what to think. No one really listens to her, no one really sees her.

Enter Ophelia is a darkly funny gothic riff imagining a vastly different future for our drowned damsel.

Two of Melbourne’s most exciting indie theatre companies Essential Theatre and Three Birds Theatre come together to present the world premiere of a thrilling new exploration of femininity, isolation and silliness.

Essential Theatre delivers the gravity and depth behind the words superbly, and electrify their modest space.  Shakespeare would be proud. ★★★★

- Edinburgh Guide 2017

Three Birds Theatre .. Sharp as a razor, very witty, very funny and beautifully directed with much visual humour

- Stage Whispers 2016 

An Essential Theatre & Three Birds Theatre Production

Direction & Dramaturgy by John Kachoyan

Created by Essential Theatre, Three Birds Theatre & John Kachoyan

Performed  by Amanda LaBonte, Sophie Lampel, Candace Miles, Madelaine Nunn and Anna Rodway

Image by Amanda Carr Creative

Tickets Info
Full $30 Concession  $20

Phone Booking
03 9347 6142

To book online, please visit the La Mama website


Event starts
Tuesday 20 February, 2018
Event Ends
Sunday 4 March, 2018
La Mama Theatre
Venue Address
205 Faraday St, Carlton

Victoria, Carlton

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