REVIEWS: Ophelia’s Inner Monologue

Ophelia’s Inner Monologue is a dense show that deconstructs the character of Ophelia in a clever, insightful and theatrically inventive way… This show has contemporary resonances about emotional trauma and gaslighting and being “ghosted” but it’s also a hell of a lot of fun. Writer/director/star Aridhi Anderson plays with theatrical convention, while digging deeply into gender politics and the reverence we pay to dated classics… Anderson is a captivating performer and singer…” – Keith Gow, Writer & Reviewer

“This clever Indo-Australian production, written and composed by Aridhi Anderson for The Day Dream, is sweet, sophisticated, funny, and deep… This work evinces both performance polish and theatrical expertise in its construction as well as its conception… Thred through with energetic delivery, strong performances, and lovely original Elizabethan-style songs… The script is funny, deft, and pointed. It’s literary polemic as well as feminist. There is a lot to like in this clever journey into who Ophelia might have been…” – Sarah W, The Plus Ones

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“This production took the reigns of the bare original story and enriched it with entertainment through its perceptiveness… Every character provided some nuance that was relatable and they were all so funny that the last sentence was a jolt, everyone was so immersed they didn’t know how to react when it stopped… You leave this performance with your mind wired with philosophical inspiration whilst inwardly grinning with that sense you have shared, catching the gist of all that is bizarre in modern life with the rest of the cast and audience.” – Felicity, WeekendNotes


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    November 2018 in New Delhi


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    June & July 2018 in Melbourne
    (based on a short story by the Brothers Grimm, written and directed by Aridhi Anderson)
  • Jezebel
    March 2018 in New Delhi
    (an immersive theatre experience written and directed by Aridhi Anderson)
  • A Medium-Sized Battery
    March 2018 in New Delhi
    (based on works by Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, the Brothers Grimm and Aridhi Anderson, written and directed by Aridhi Anderson)
  • Ophelia’s Inner Monologue
    July, August, September & October 2017 in Melbourne & New Delhi
    (adapted from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, written and directed by Aridhi Anderson)
  • A Bet, A Net, and the Story of a Cockroach
    August 2017 in New Delhi
    (adapted from stories by Banjo Paterson, Kate Chopin, Anton Chekhov, the Brothers Grimm and Franz Kafka, written and directed by Aridhi Anderson)
  • The Bet
    February 2017 in New Delhi
    (adapted from the story by Anton Chekhov and directed by Aridhi Anderson)
  • Clueless Men, Sadistic Sheep & Talking Fish
    July 2017 & August 2016 in Melbourne & New Delhi
    (adapted from stories by Mark Twain, Banjo Paterson and the Brothers Grimm and directed by Aridhi Anderson)
  • The Merchant of Venice
    March 2016 in New Delhi
    (adapted from the play by William Shakespeare and directed by Aridhi Anderson)
  • Irony
    October 2015 in New Delhi
    (adapted from stories by Mark Twain, Guy de Maupassant, the Brothers Grimm and Anton Chekhov and directed by Aridhi Anderson)