A journey that starts right 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.
“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 & Lighting Design by Joseph Thorpe
Mentored by Peader Kirk
With the support of Bathway Theatre Network & University of Greenwich
PRESS FOR OPHELIA REWOUND DURING CAMDEN FRINGE 2019:
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.