1938. Hampstead, London.
Sigmund Freud has fled Nazi-occupied Austria and settled in leafy Swiss Cottage. At eighty two years old, he aims to spend his final days in peace. However, when Salvador Dalí turns up to discover a less than fully dressed woman in the closet, peace becomes somewhat elusive…
An acknowledged Modern Classic, Terry Johnson’s hilarious farce explores the fall-out when two of the twentieth century’s most brilliant and original minds collide.
Double Olivier award-winner Antony Sher makes a highly anticipated return to Hampstead Theatre in a play that also raises intriguing questions about Freud’s radical revision of his theories of hysteria. His recent theatre credits include The Captain of Kopenick andTravelling Light at the National Theatre.
Terry Johnson returns to Hampstead Theatre following the sell-out hits Old Money starring Maureen Lipman and David Mamet’s Race. His many award-winning productions includeEntertaining Mr Sloane, The Graduate and La Cage aux Folles in the West End.
Running time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including a 20 minute interval.
Please note that this play contains scenes of an adult nature.
In association with Theatre Royal Bath Productions.
Image courtesy of The Freud Museum
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2 thoughts on “Hampstead Theatre Presents “Hysteria” (By and Directed by Terry Johnson)”
I would see this play if in Los Angeles, but does anyone think that Dali was in the same league as Freud? Dali’s fellow Surrealists called him Avida Dollars and he was thought to be a fascist as well.
Do you have any video of that? I’d love to find out some additional information.