“A woman is missing… I don’t know when we stopped noticing her, but she’s gone.”


Sixteen-year-old Ophelia is stuck. Stuck with the name of a dead girl from years ago. Stuck in a rural community where she doesn’t belong. Stuck in her own head, trying to figure out how to be the person she thinks she should be. The person everybody expects her to be.


And then there’s the lake, which calls to her. The lake where they used to drown the witches. Where she can finally think, finally feel.


With nods to Shakespeare and folklore, Ophelia is a modern take on growing up with mental health problems in the Lake District.


The Company:


Ophelia is produced by The Moonlighters Collective, a UK based theatre company creating feminist and political work, run by Hannah Roze-Lewis and Amy Allenby. You can find out more about our previous and current work via www.themoonlighterscollective.com 


Ophelia is written by Hannah and produced by Amy, both originally from West Cumbria. Following this work-in-progress showing we aim to develop Ophelia further, with a tour across Cumbria and elsewhere in UK. We welcome any feedback from this performance.


Content Warning: We have deliberately tried not to make anything in this show too graphic or triggering, however please be aware that Ophelia discusses mental health, with some references to suicide and self-harm. Occasional strong language is also used. Please feel welcome to leave the auditorium at any point if you need to.

Ticket Information

Performances start 7:30pm

£10 Full Price

£8 Concessions

Concessions offered to pensioners, unemployed, students, registered disabled and under16s.