Terry Johnson’s brilliant comedy and farce takes its inspiration from history, when in 1938 the surrealist painter Salvador Dali paid a visit to the Sigmund Freud. Freud had recently escaped Nazi Europe and settled in London.
Hysteria imagines the fallout when two of the twentieth century’s most brilliant and original minds collide.
Hysteria also imagines that Freud received another guest who rattles and disturbs the founder of psychoanalysis and holds him accountable to a terrible truth.
Darlinghurst Theatre Company produces and presents the Sydney Premiere of Hysteria.
With Wendy Strehlow.
Supported by The Stafford Morgan Family
Director: Susanna Dowling
Production Designer: Anna Gardiner
Lighting Designer: Daniel Barber
Sound Designer: Katelyn Shaw
Stage Manager: Amy Morcom
Julian Tynan: Cinematographer
James Fraser: Camera Assistant
Vitor Queiroz: Colourist
Raine Paul: Video Engineer
Hair and Makeup Artist: Martelle Hunt
" Johnson does something remarkable here combining low farce with intellectual muscle. The result is hilariously funny, genuinely thought-provoking and at key moments, deeply affecting".- The UK Telegraph
"Terry Johnson's farce about Dalí's meeting with Freud is not just clever and funny, it's unexpectedly moving..." The Guardian
- Previews: Fri 31 March, Sat 1 & Sun 2 April
- Season: Wed 5 April - Sun 30 April
- Tue - Sat: 7.30pm
- Sun: 5pm
- Sat Matinees: 22 & 29 April at 3pm
Contains: adult themes, the use of herbal cigarettes, smoke effects and low level strobe.
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- Concession $44
- Groups (8+) $44
- Industry* $38
- Under 30* $38
- Preview $38
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