'It’s only January, but this could be the play of 2022’ Islington Gazette
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'Browne and Bird bring the two adversaries springing to life.' Financial Times
'delectably brainy’ Broadway World
'A passionate dialogue between two great minds, performed by two great actors' Spy In the Stalls
Freud's Last Session
Stage Manager (on book)
Director: Peter Darney
The first of September, 1939. Sigmund Freud, the world renowned psychoanalyst awaits the visit of soon to be legendary author C.S. Lewis on the day World War 2 is declared.
Lewis, a former atheist turned Christian is expecting to be taken to task for his recent satirisation of Freud in a book. However, the impending war and Freud’s failing health catalyses a far deeper conversation as they clash about the existence of God, love, sex, and the meaning of life- only two weeks before Freud, with his doctor’s help, takes his own.
King’s Head Theatre Associate Artist Peter Darney returns to direct the UK Premier of this Off-Broadway hit.
Cast & Creatives
Sigmund Frued Julian Bird
C.S. Lewis Séan Browne
Writer Mark St Germain
Director Peter Darney
Set & Costume Designer Brad Caleb-Lee
Lighting Designer Clare O'Donoghue
Composer & Sound Designer Sam Glossop
Stage Manager Paris Linxuan Wu
Assistant Producer Bethany Birss