Method in Madness, written by Katie Dunstan and Alex Doble, devised by Entita Theatre.
A new play, revolving around the character of Ophelia from Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
Named ‘Best of Fest’ at IYAF 2014 · ★★★★ Broadway Baby
“When a young Hollywood actress struggles to connect with Shakespeare’s Ophelia she quickly turns to
method acting, but soon the boundaries between the theatre and her own reality become blurred. Amongst
the bombs and sirens of blitz-struck London her stunning portrayal literally becomes the performance of her
Method in Madness is a new play, co-written by Katie Dunstan and Alex Doble and devised by Entita
Theatre. It centres around an American actress’s struggle to play Ophelia in a staging of Hamlet during
World War II London.
The play explores the pressure felt by all actors who tackle one of Shakespeare’s most
iconic female characters whilst presenting the dangers associated with taking method acting too far. Fusing
Shakespearean text and new writing with a physical style of performance, all soundtracked by the music of
the singer-songwriter Laura Marling, Method in Madness is Entita’s most ambitious play to date.
Method in Madness was named a ‘Best of the Fest’ production at the International Youth Arts Festival 2014.
“This ingenious production by Entita Theatre brought together exceptional choreography and powerhouse
acting with enchanting results. Method in Madness is an enthralling example of experimental fringe theatre
at its best ★★★★” Broadway Baby (2014)
Tickets: Full £7 / Student £5
Venue: Aphra Theatre, University of Kent
SHOWTALK: Post show discussions will follow Mon 27 & Tue 28 Oct performances.
Tickets sold on behalf of Entita Theatre