Ophelia Rewound

Ophelia Rewound

A journey that starts at the end.
A woman who is not used to having guests. A broken clock dressed in blood.
And suddenly there’s only two minutes left;
two minutes to make new friends, two minutes to retrace our steps,
two minutes to play a game, two minutes to mend our hearts and say goodbye.

Photo by Ali Wright

“This is not a show that has been created to simply entertain, it is much more profound than that.”
Stephanie Ressort – View From The Outside

Ophelia Rewound is an interactive, autobiographical, solo performance which weaves intricate projection mapping, the story of Ophelia and Antigoni’s lived experience through depression to examine and challenge the stereotypes that sit around women and mental health.

The character of Ophelia is a shape-shifting archetype, moving with social attitudes of women throughout history. The piece reflects this and offers a contemporary and unique perspective on an age old story; reforming Ophelia the virgin, the seductress, the hysteric, the femme fatale, victim and manipulator … going beyond the myth to the person underneath.

The audience’s journey begins at the end of Ophelia’s; with her attempted suicide.
But through a series of intimate and thought-provoking interactions they are given the opportunity to become part of the narrative, reverse the story and share a moment of collective transformation.

Devised, Performed & Directed by Antigoni Spanou
Inspired by Heiner Muller’s Hamletmachine
Projection Mapping, Sound & Lighting Design by Joseph Thorpe
Set structure Design & Construction by Joe Iredale
Mentored by Peader Kirk
With the support of Bathway Theatre Network & The University of Greenwich


The performance was selected by Evening Standard as one out of six shows to see at 2019 Camden Fringe.

Ophelia Rewound was a finalist for a 2020 Offie award in the OffFest – Fringe Festival category, for its run at Camden Fringe Festival.

2019 Camden Fringe Reviews:
★★★★★ My Theatre Mates
★★★★    The Spy In The Stalls
★★★★    Broadway World UK


Ophelia Rewound was awarded an OffComm award –
an Offies Commendation for shows with a limited run,
or with short runs across several venues.

2023 Applecart Arts Run Reviews:
★★★★ Lost in Theatreland
★★★★ North West End UK

Filmed by Hannah Anketell and edited by Antigoni Spanou
Music – Rain by Julian Calor
With thanks to bastardwrio for the cinematic heart machine sound @ https://freesound.org/s/338210/