Ben Lewis

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Hysteria

Winner: Total Theatre Award 2006
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Producer Inspector Sands Starring
  • Lucinka Eisler
  • Giulia Innocenti
  • Ben Lewis
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    South Bank Centre, BAC, Aurora Nova, National & International Tour

    The first production by Inspector Sands, Hysteria was inspired by the T.S. Eliot poem of the same name and is play about panic, the apocalypse and table manners.

    A man and a woman are on a first date and it is the most awkward dinner date of their lives. As their mortified waiter looks on they are caught up in an arresting world where the main course is a fight for survival and a banana can reduce you to tears.

    The production brought together a bold physcial style with visceral sound and lighting. It sold out at the Edinburgh Festival and London International Mime Festival and has since toured extensively in Britain, China, Russia, Germany, Romania and Armenia. Along with its Total Theatre Award 2006 it has also won the Brighton Argus Angel Award 2007.

    Co-written and co-created with Lucinka Eisler and Giulia Innocenti.

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    Reviews

    Painfully real and very, very slick Andrew Richardson
    Metro

    a tautly written interpretation of how modern society may be teetering on the brink of extinction Bronagh Taggart
    The British Theatre Guide

    spot-on verbal and physical wit...one of the gems of the London International Mime Festival...a rib and mind-tickling delight Donald Huthera
    The Times
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