M.E.H (Mass Epidemic Hysteria)

Submitted by Cornerstone Art... on May 10, 2019 - 14:29

Venue, Timing and Cost

Cornerstone Arts Centre
Friday, 21 June 2019
Pay What You Think It's Worth

The Outbound Project presents

M.E.H (mass epidemic hysteria)

Award winning physical/visual theatre company The Outbound Project explore the unexplained phenomenon of mass epidemic hysteria in this powerful, visceral new piece of work.

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.

Further Information