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La Mama Theatre
205 Faraday Street Carlton

4th March 2018 , 4:00pm - 5:30pm

$23.00 (inc. GST)

Bookings Close: 2nd March 2018

Enter Ophelia

Cultural Life Series

4th March 2018

Essential Theatre are a boutique theatrical team who have recently come back from the Edinburgh Festival where they received 5-star reviews. Their productions are compelling and edgy transformations of traditional theatrical stories which has propelled the VCA graduates into recent Green Room nominations.

This production is a collaboration of Melbourne’s Indie theatre at its best, Essential Theatre and Three Birds. It is the first time they have come together to create this Gothic Black Comedy “Enter Ophelia”. An opportunity to be immersed within an intimate theatrical experience as Enter Ophelia evolves. This world premier explores, femininity, isolation and silliness.

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.


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

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