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Photo credit: Hysteria artwork (Photo courtesy of Theatre Royal Stratford East)

‘Hysterical!’ film to be streamed by Theatre Royal Stratford East

The off-West End venue continues to produce drama films.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Theatre Royal Stratford East was due to open its doors last month for in-person performances, however the reopening has been postponed thanks to the pandemic. But, the London venue will release a new film later this month. Titled Hysterical! The Hilarious History of Hysteria will explore what it means to control your emotions, available to watch from 29 March.

Rebecca Buckle writes and stars in her own play, following the life of a "hysterical woman". Over thousands of years, the idea of hysteria has changed greatly, but diagnosing hysteria has proved difficult. In a comedy lecture, Buckle sets out to explore what hysteria has meant throughout history, from the Ancient Greeks to the suffrage movement.

Speaking about the upcoming film's release, Theatre Royal Stratford East artistic director Nadia Fall said: [Rebecca's] story, which is rooted in her own experiences, is told with great wit whilst also shedding light on an alarming history of women being ignored, patronised and misdiagnosed. Hysterical also forms part of our ongoing ambition to champion D/deaf and disabled artists and work."

Hysterical! is directed by Mina Barner, with videography and post-production by Ben Pugh.

Hysterical! is available to watch from 29 March. For more information, read here

Photo credit: Hysteria artwork (Photo courtesy of Theatre Royal Stratford East)


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