Studio Kokyu, Wrocław, Poland

I come to you river: Ophelia fractured

SzekspirOFF / PERFORMANCE / 1H10 / 15+
Performed in English.

We give Ophelia back her voice so that she can express herself. Maybe we will hear this voice coming from far, far away, asking if now is the time for a change, a break in the vicious circle, stopping the machine and ending the old order. Or maybe, following Müller’s vision in “Hamletmachine”, to wake up we need a return of Electra who, equipped with a butcher’s knife and poison will walk through our bedrooms. It’s not too late to hear Ophelia’s voice, begging us for a better world.


  • CREATORS
  • CAST

director, project manager: Przemysław Błaszczak
video art: Adrian Jackowski
lighting engineer: Dawid Ilczyszyn
production: Zarzewie Foundation and the Grotowski Institute

This performance piece is inspired by William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and Heiner Müller’s “HamletMachine”. The script incorporates excerpts from William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”.

premiere: 24.10.2020

Anita Szymańska, Marie Walker, Martine Vrieling van Tuijl

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