Dates and Times
Thu 22 – Sun 25 August 2019 at 9pm (7.15pm Sun 25 Aug)
Part of Camden Fringe 2019: London’s Alternative to Edinburgh Fringe. To view the rest of the programme, click here. We will sell tickets on the door from one hour before the event is due to start, subject to availability.
Presented by Antigoni Spanou
Part of Camden Fringe 2019: London’s Alternative to Edinburgh Fringe. To view the rest of the programme, click here.
We will sell tickets on the door from one hour before the event is due to start, subject to availability.
A journey that starts right at the end. A woman that is not used to having guests. A broken clock dressed in blood. And suddenly there are 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.
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 the stereotypes that sit around women and mental health.
The character of Ophelia is a shape-shifting archetype, moving with the social attitudes of women throughout history. This 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 and share a moment of collective transformation.
Supported by Bathway Theatre Network and University of Greenwich.
This performance contains upsetting subject matter with references to depression and suicide that some people may find upsetting. Recommended age rating: 18+
About the Company
Antigoni Spanou is a Creative Practitioner with The Lab Collective as well as an independent performer and theatre-maker. Her artistic practice is centred around the concepts of performative truth and vulnerability. She creates work that is intimate, emotive and interactive at its core, that generates a shared experience for all.
Devised, Performed & Directed by Antigoni Spanou
Inspired by Heiner Muller’s Hamletmachine
Projection Mapping by Joseph Thorpe
Mentored by Peader Kirk
Image credit (c) Hannah Anketell