Cast is to host the only South Yorkshire date of London Classic Theatre new production of Terry Johnson’s comedy farce Hysteria from Tuesday 28 February to Wednesday 1 March.
In 1938, Sigmund Freud has fled Nazi-occupied Austria and settled in leafy London neighbourhood, intending to spend his last days in peaceful contemplation. When the eccentric Spanish artist Salvador Dali pays Freud a visit and discovers a naked woman in the closet, eye-popping mayhem ensues.
Winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy in 1994, Terry Johnson’s hilarious farce is not just clever and funny, it’s unexpectedly moving too.
Terry Johnson is one of the UK’s most celebrated contemporary playwrights. His most notable successes include Dead Funny, Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick, The Graduate, Insignificance and Mrs Henderson Presents.
Four-time Olivier-award nominee and West-end leading lady Summer Strallen (The Sound of Music) joins Ged McKenna and John Dorney who portray the two brilliant and original minds of the twentieth century, Sigmund Freud and Salvador Dali. Completing the cast is Strallen’s fellow Chitty Chitty Bang Bang alumni Moray Treadwell.
Hysteria marks a return to Doncaster by London Classic Theatre, which first toured to Cast last year with Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party. London Classic Theatre is a successful and established part of the UK touring theatre scene. Under the artistic direction of Michael Cabot, the company performs a repertoire of classic and modern classic plays.
Tickets for Hysteria at Cast from Tuesday 28 February to Wednesday 1 March at 7.30pm are £16.50 (£14.50 concessions) available on 01302 303 959 and at castindoncaster.com.