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Preview: Hysteria at Durham Gala
Hysteria comes to Gala Theatre this Spring
Thursday 2nd – Saturday 4th March 2017
What would happen if you took Sigmund Freud, Salvador Dali and added a leafy Swiss cottage and a naked woman in a wardrobe? Find out in Hysteria, the Olivier Award-winning play coming to Durham from Thursday, 2 March.
Ged McKenna as Sigmund Freud and
Summer Strallen as Jessica.
Described by the Daily Telegraph as a modern classic, the hilarious farce, written by Terry Johnson and staged by London Classic Theatre, follows Freud as he flees Nazi-occupied Austria to spend his last days in peaceful contemplation. This plan swiftly goes out of the window when he is visited by Dali and chaos ensues as two of the twentieth century’s most brilliant minds collide in a fictionalised account of the pair’s real-life 1938 meeting.
The exhausted Freud, trying to put his affairs in order in the last months of his illness, soon finds himself up to his neck explain both his life’s work and female undergarments in his garden.
The cast includes former Hollyoaks star Summer Strallen, who is joined by John Dorney as Dali, Ged McKenna as Freud and Moray Treadwell as Dr Yahuda.
London Classic Theatre is one of the UK’s leading touring theatre companies. It has previously brought Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party and Alan Ayckbourn’s Absent Friends to Gala audiences in recent years.
Performances are at 7.30pm daily from Thursday, 2 March to Saturday, 4 March. Tickets are £15 (£13 concession and £12 for Gala members). Visit www.galadurham.co.uk to book or call 03000 266 600 or visit the box office in person.