The Handmaid’s Tale

Gertrude Opera | Yarra Valley Opera Festival

13 & 20 October 2018

Director Linda Thompson

Conductor Patrick Burns

Head of Music Dean Sky-Lucas

Music Poul Ruders

Set & Costume Design Joseph Noonan

Film Direction & Projections Greta Nash

Lighting Designer Jason Crick

Offred Sarah Heltzel

Aunt Lydia Emily Burke

Ofglen Louise Keast

Serena Joy Rose Nolan

The Commander Matthew Lowe

Moira Maria Hemphill

Janine Georgia Wilkinson

Rita Kate Bright

Luke Hew Wagner

Nick Nigel Huckle

The Doctor Raymond Khong

Offred’s Mother Karen Van Spall

Moira’s Aunt Wendy Grose

New Ofglen/Handmaid Yu Lin

Warren’s Wife/Handmaid Naomi Flatman

Handmaid Chloe Wood

Professor Pieixoto Michael Veitch

If Thompson’s aim was to entrance and jolt her audience, as well as drive home a regime’s despicable agenda and treatment of women, dystopian or not, she succeeded well.
— Paul Selar, Limelight Magazine
 

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