Visitor, The (4 stars)

  • 14 August 2006

This article is from 2006.

Sigmund Freud is enduring his last days in Vienna, persecuted by Nazis and just about protected from further harm by international pressure. His daughter Anna is arrested and taken in for interrogation, then he’s visited by a man in evening dress, who might be God, an escaped lunatic, or a stalker and potential patient. There ensues a discussion which seems largely about denial, be it Freud’s, Anna’s, a Gestapo officer’s or our own. This is a well-acted and cleverly philosophical piece of naturalism with a thoughtful kind of humour overlaying a complex discourse about psychoanalysis. Well worth a watch. (Steve Cramer)

Hill Street Theatre, 228 6522, until 28 Aug (not 22), 5.15pm, £9 (£7).

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