The Outward Bound Project – M.E.H (mass epidemic hysteria)
June 21, 2019
Pay What You Think It's Worth
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.
“…fantastic in their performance…their physical work is superb.” Exeunt
“…fiercely intelligent…relentlessly imaginative…philosophically and emotionally honest.” FEST****
Cornerstone Arts Centre, Station Rd, Didcot