Olivier award-winning comedy to entertain at Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Olivier award-winning comedy Hysteria will entertain audiences at the Oldham Coliseum Theatre this May.

Presented by London unspecified-13Classic Theatre, the play is set is 1938 in Hampstead, London. World-famous psychologist Sigmund Freud has fled Nazi-occupied Austria and settled in leafy Swiss Cottage.

The ageing Freud intends to spend his last days in peaceful contemplation but, when surrealist artist Salvador Dali pays a visit and discovers a naked woman in the closet, eye-popping mayhem ensues.

An acknowledged modern classic, Terry Johnson’s hilarious farce explores the fallout when two of the twentieth century’s most brilliant and original minds collide. It won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy in 1994.

Terry Johnson is one of the UK’s most celebrated contemporary playwrights. His notable successes include Mrs Henderson PresentsDead FunnyInsignificanceThe Graduate and Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick.

London Classic Theatre is one of the UK’s leading touring theatre companies. Recent successes include national tours of The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett and Alan Ayckbourn’s Absent Friends.

Hysteria runs at Oldham Coliseum Theatre from Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 May, 2017. Tickets can be booked by calling the Box Office on 0161 624 2829 or at online: www.coliseum.org.uk

 

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