M.E.H. (Mass Epidemic Hysteria)
Thursday 12 – Saturday 14 September at 7.45pm
M.E.H. (mass epidemic hysteria)
Ancient Egypt: ‘Wandering womb’ theory first recorded.
1518: Hundreds of people dance uncontrollably on the streets of Strasbourg.
1877: Dr Jean-Martin Charcot gives demonstrations of hypnosis on female ‘hysterics’ in Paris.
2019: An award-winning theatre company write this blurb.
Right now: You read this and understand implicitly that it won’t just be a group of people screaming in a dark room for an hour. You sense it’s an exploration of medical and theatrical storytelling that transcends time. You feel a sensation that can only be described as an uncontrollable urge. You book your ticket.
Praise for the Outbound Project
"...fiercely intelligent...relentlessly imaginative...philosophically and emotionally honest."
Age Guidance 12+
The Outbound Project is an award-winning physical theatre company whose work has toured nationally to critical acclaim. Inspired by British physical theatre companies such as Gecko and Theatre Re, they use a combination of beautiful physical/visual storytelling and sharp witty new writing to tell stories about the human condition.
Tickets £13.50 (under 25s £9)
Members 10% discount Thursday 12 September