Hampstead Theatre - Autumn Season


The Hampstead Theatre, in north London, has announced two comedy plays for its Autumn Season in the main house.

Hysteria written & directed by Terry Johnson, and starring Anthony Sher from 5 Sep to 12 Oct 2013. It is designed by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paul Pyant, sound by Gareth owen. Produced in association with Theatre Royal Bath Productions. Raises intriguing questions about freud’s radical revision of his theories of hysteria. In 1938 Sigmund freud fled Nazi-occupied Austria and settled in leafy Swiss Cottage. At eighty-two years old, he aims to sped his final days in peace. Then Salvador Dali turns up and discovers a less than fully dressed woman in the closet, and peace becomes somewhat elusive.

Raving , world premiere of a new play by Simon Paisley Day, starring Tamzin Outhwaite from 17 Oct to 23 Nov 2013. It is directed by Edward Hall and designed by Jonathan Fensom. Briony and Keith are not finding parenthood easy so their friends, the delightful Ross and Rosy, engineer a relaxing weekend away in Wales: intelligent adult company, good food and drink, complete rest – and absolutely no children. But they make up the numbers by inviting the unpredictable Charles and Serena. Add an uninvited anarchic adolescent and fanatical farmer and Briony and Keith’s idyllic weekend erupts into total chaos ...

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