Following Clock and Spiel Productions’ acclaimed production of The Screwtape Letters in 2016/17, the company returns with Freud’s Last Session by Mark St. Germain at the Seymour Centre for a limited season from 31 October 2018.
Freud’s Last Session brings psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud and Oxford don, C.S. Lewis – two of the 20th Century’s greatest minds – together in a fierce debate over humanity’s biggest questions. As Britain enters WWII, Freud and Lewis clash on the subjects of love, sex, God and the meaning of life – just a few days before Freud was to take his own.
A powerful, daring and deeply human play filled with humour and hope, the questions these men wrestled with almost a century ago are the same ones we continue to ponder today. Freud’s Last Session will delight and challenge audiences in equal measure.
Directed by Hailey McQueen, Freud’s Last Session features Nicholas Papademetriou (The Caretaker, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Mystery of Love and Sex) as Freud, and Yannick Lawry (Screwtape Letters, God of Carnage, Visiting Hours) as Lewis.
Mark St. Germain is an American playwright, author, film and television writer. His plays include Dancing Lessons, Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah, Dr. Ruth, All the Way, The Best of Enemies, The Collyer Brothers / Period Piece, The God Committee, Ears on A Beatle and Freud’s Last Session – which won the off-Broadway Alliance Best Play Award in 2011.
Other plays include Out of Gas on Lover’s Leap, Camping with Henry and Tom (Outer Critics Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award) and Forgiving Typhoid Mary. St. Germain is the author of the award-winning children’s book, Three Cups.
Director: Hailey McQueen Featuring: Nicholas Papademetriou, Yannick Lawry Assistant Director / Stage Manager: Georgiane Deal Production Design: Tyler Ray Hawkins Lighting Design: Emma Lockhart-Wilson Sound Design: Adam Jones
Freud’s Last Session
Reginald Theatre – Seymour Centre, Corner City Road & Cleveland Street, Chippendale
Season: 31 October – 10 November 2018
For more information, visit: www.clockandspielproductions.com for details.
Image: courtesy of Clock and Spiel Productions