Image by Cynthia Sobraty

by Night Garden Theatre

W O E hits the back of the throat like a shot of pure absinthe. Wound tighter than a spring, this work mashes classic gothic horror with the fast and dirty world of cyberpunk and modern dystopia, if Guillermo Del Toro directed Ghost in the Shell.

A young queer woman struggling under the weight of modern patriarchy and capitalism is suddenly gasping for air in the whirlpool of Ophelia’s final moments, ripped from her own psyche to bear witness to Ophelia’s steady march to the willow tree. Writhing between worlds and drowning in the confluence of their descents into madness, the two women discover that despite the centuries that cleave them apart, neither can breathe for the shame that chokes their lungs, poured down their throats by a society that would rather see them dead. They must face down the demons they’ve been running from all their lives before they plunge over the edge into oblivion.

W O E is about shame. It’s about how folk who do not conform to the patriarchy’s demands carry voices of shame within us which we were never born with. But above all, W O E is about facing shame and surviving it. It’s about facing down our inner demons and learning to thrive, to shout from the rooftops in a world that would rather we shrivel away.

Event & ticketing details


Dates & Times

WHEN 2-5 Feb | Wed-Sat 7:30pm


FULL $37.50
CONC $29.50
3-SHOW PKG 10% off all 3 eligible shows
EARLY BIRD 15% off if purchased prior to 13 December


Theatre Works: Explosives Factory

14 Acland Street, St Kilda

Get directions


3a, 16, 96 to stop 136 | tram 12 to stop 143

Event notes




Violence, Reference to sexual violence, Suicide references

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