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Inspector Sands and Stamping Ground Theatre present

THIS PERFORMANCE TOOK PLACE IN 2007 Fresh from a sell-out runs on London's South Bank and the Edinburgh Festival. 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, haunted by visions of global catastrophe. Bursting with irreverent humour and vivid physicality, Hysteria draws its audience into an arresting world where the main course is a fight for survival and a banana can move you to tears. Inspired by T.S. Eliot's poem of the same name, Hysteria is a play about panic, the apocalypse and table manners. 'Beautifully observed... Wonderfully witty... I laughed until I cried' The Guardian Co-developed by the Nightingale Theatre and BAC.