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Hysteria

18 May - 20 May
  • Approx 2 hrs 15 mins, including interval
  • £27 - £12 & discounts
Cartoon of four characters each holding an item; a bra, a book, a lobster and a gas mask

The Olivier Award-Winning Comedy.

1938. Hampstead, London.

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 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.

Terry Johnson is one of the UK’s most celebrated contemporary playwrights. His notable successes include Mrs Henderson Presents, Dead Funny, Insignificance, The Graduate and Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle & Dick.

Hysteria won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy in 1994.

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.

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DINNER & A SHOW OFFER

Food

Make a night of it by booking a pre-show meal at Food @ the Mercury. Simply add either a two (£13.95) or three course (£15.95) meal to your basket along with your theatre tickets.

No need to choose what you are having in advance – simply select from the delicious options available on the night.

This show has been paired with our Mercury Comfort menu. Click here to take a look!

Please note this offer applies to evening performances only. Click here to see our daytime dining options.

Mercury Main Theatre
  • Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT, Essex, UK

Box Office: 01206 573948

The Mercury’s main 499-seater auditorium, with parking nearby at St. Mary’s multi-storey car park!

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"A custard pie of comic brilliance"
— Time Out
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