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Miss Ophelia

6+ English spoken
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Ophelia is going to be a great actress who will travel the world, or at least that is what her parents want for her. In order to prepare her, Ophelia’s father reads to her all the great stories and plays. Unfortunately, her voice is so soft that becoming an actress is out of the question. She finds work as a prompter in a small theatre.

Miss Ophelia, based on the picture book Ophelia’s Shadow Theater by Michael Ende, is a performance full of playfulness and light, lots and lots of objects, and even more shadows. The show travelled to Dublin, Edinburgh, Malta, Belfast, New York, London, Sydney and Melbourne and is getting rave reviews.

In the Netherlands Miss Ophelia won the prestigious Zilveren Krekel (Silver Cricket) award for most impressive production. In 2014 Miss Ophelia has been nominated for aHelpmann Award: the most eminent arts award in Australia. Het Filiaal theatermakers is the first ever theatre company from the Netherlands to be nominated for this prestigious prize.

Miss Ophelia is forty-five minutes of theatrical delight Het Parool  –  The story is told with great affection and ingenuity by performers Ramses Graus and Mirthe Klieverik ****The Scotsman  –  It’s a hugely moving and poetic treatment of a potentially grim conclusion *****Herald  –  One of the best pieces of theatre I have seen in recent years, Jackie Skinner (National Theatre, London)

credits
directed by Monique Corvers & Ramses Graus | performed by Ramses Graus or Maurits van den Berg & Mirthe Klieverik or Henke Tuinstra | music and sounddesign by Gábor Tarján  | set design by Joris van Oosterwijk | translator David Colmer

Miss Ophelia travelled to Shanghai
Our award-winning production Miss Ophelia went back out on tour: In November and December our young globetrotter, who has already travelled so much of the world, was in Shanghai and played 24 performances at the Art Space for Kids.

Read the tremendously enthusiastic audience comments here >>