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Hysteria – Hampstead Theatre, London

Writer: Terry Johnson Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Harry Stern [rating:3.5] It is fortunate that Terry Johnson is both an intellectual heavyweight and a brilliantly witty and assured theatrical craftsman. To take on the Sigmund Freud as he slowly dies of cancer of the mouth and present him as the major protagonist in a play that veers between farce and surrealism ...

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Race – Hampstead Theatre, London

Writer: David Mamet Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Lou Flaxman [rating:3] Three years after its not altogether positively-received debut on Broadway, Mamet’s searing attack on prejudice and inequality opens at the Hampstead Theatre, directed by Terry Johnson. In true Mamet style, it is a play that stands onstage firing dialogue with machine-gun speed and ferocity into the audience for the full ...

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Hysteria – Oxford Playhouse

Writer and Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Mark Johnson [rating:3.5] Terry Johnson's revival of his own 1993 award winning production of Hysteria is a night at the theatre that is hard to sum up – it has a complex plot that may leave you bemused well before the end. The play is set in the Hampstead home of Sigmund Freud where ...

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Hysteria – Richmond Theatre, London

Writer + Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Ian Foster [rating:2] Terry Johnson’s 1993 play Hysteria garnered all sorts of awards for its original run at the Royal Court and this revival, from the Theatre Royal Bath, features Antony Sher in its leading rôle, so it is clearly a play that is held in some considerable regard. Set in the leafy Hampstead ...

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Hysteria – Theatre Royal, Bath

Writer &Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: Shane Morgan [rating:5] Terry Johnson’s Hysteria is not a play you can define in one clear sentence. Like a session with Freud, the play’s central character, the content is complex and likely to linger for some time to come. We are greeted with silence. With Sir Anthony Sher’s Sigmund Freud staring out at us, we ...

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