HYSTERIAThe world is ending. And it’s happening at table 9…

TOTAL THEATRE AWARD at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2006
“Beautifully observed … wonderfully witty … I laughed until I cried” (The Guardian)

Inspired by T.S. Eliot’s poem of the same name, Hysteria makes us witnesses to a painstaking attempt at social interaction. A man and a woman are on the most awkward dinner date of their lives. He is an academic whose research into modern day neuroses is threatening his sanity, she is an events manager who’s terrified of missing the party. Caught in the middle is their mortified waiter. With humour, physicality and visceral sound and lighting, Hysteria draws its audience into a world where the main course is a fight for survival and a banana can move you to tears.

Hysteria premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2006 where it won a Total Theatre Award and was shortlisted for the Carol Tambor Award.

Inspector Sands is a collective of award-winning theatre-makers with a body of acclaimed work between them. Hysteria is a co-production with Stamping Ground Theatre whose A Quiet Afternoon received rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe 2004 and on its UK and Irish Tours.

  • Tues, May 29, 2007 | 8pmMain Stage
  • with 4 additional performances until Jun 2nd

Hysteria - Gastspiel aus London

Die Welt geht unter – und zwar an Tisch 9! Wir werden Zeugen eines eher schmerzhaften Versuchs an sozialer Interaktion: Neurosenforscher trifft Eventmanagerin zum Dinner, zwischen beiden laviert sich die steife Bedienung durch den Abend. Mit viel Humor und Bewegung zieht Hysteria den Zuschauer in eine Welt, wo das Hauptgericht der Kampf ums Überleben ist und eine Banane zu Tränenausbrüchen führt. Die Kritikerin des Guardian schrieb, sie habe gelacht, bis ihr die Tränen kamen.