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Hamlet: Ophelia Thinks Harder


Tue 3 May 2016, 7:00pm–9:30pm
Wed 4 May 2016, 7:00pm–9:30pm
Thu 5 May 2016, 7:00pm–9:30pm

Where: The Meteor, 1 Victoria Street, Hamilton, Waikato

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $20.00
  • Concession: $15.00
  • Additional fees may apply


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Listed by: Thelordlackbeards2

400 years after Shakespeare’s death, The Lord Lackbeards Touring Company mix conventions from our time and his to create some intoxicating interpretations of his most immortal work.

Fresh from a sold out engagement at the Pop Up Globe in Auckland!

“Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue”
In a reversal of productions that use the historically accurate convention of only male actors, the Lord Lackbeards present a Hamlet with an all-female cast. Continuing the conversation between past and present, this production combines an Elizabethan approach to staging and text with modern physical theatre techniques and costuming.

Ophelia Thinks Harder

“How come I turned into a woman!!? Can’t I just stay a person?”
The Lord Lackbeards present one of the most subversive and irreverent interpretations of Shakespeare; Jean Betts’ ‘Ophelia Thinks Harder’. Based on Hamlet, but with all the good lines reassigned, ‘Ophelia Thinks Harder’ looks at the famous play from Ophelia’s point of view. Betts questions what it means to be a woman at Elsinore - or anywhere else. Pushed and pulled by all the men (and women) in her life, Ophelia has to figure out her own path.

With and all female cast and performed in conjunction with a production of ‘Hamlet’, The Lord Lackbeards Touring Company provide a rare chance to see both the original play and the modern Kiwi interpretation together.

Concession tickets available for students, seniors and artists.

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