Mark St Germain’s play Freud’s Last Session at the King’s Head Theatre in Islington is a compact yet powerful play which imagines a clash of intellect and reasoning between two famous minds.
‘A fantastic night of debate to expand one’s mind’: FREUD’S LAST SESSION – King’s Head Theatre ★★★★
Sigmund Freud, one of the most renowned neurologists of his time, changed the way the world thinks with his views and published works on, love, god and sex.
‘This play debates the big issues. Is there a God? Do we own our lives?’: Director Peter Darney on Freud’s Last Session
King’s Head Theatre associate artist Peter Darney returns to Islington to direct the European premiere of Mark St Germain’s award-winning 2010 Off-Broadway play Freud’s Last Session. He took time out from rehearsals to tell us about Sigmund Freud, CS Lewis and why we need to support live theatre now.
NEWS: Off-Broadway hit Freud’s Last Session gets its European premiere at King’s Head
Mark St Germain’s award-winning 2010 Off-Broadway play Freud’s Last Session gets its European premiere in January at London’s King’s Head Theatre, with a real-life psychiatrist playing Sigmund Freud.
It’s dangerous, edgy, sensuous & sexy’: Peter Darney directs Kompromat at the Vault Festival
Peter Darney is currently directing gay crime thriller Kompromat by David Thame, which was inspired by the 2010 ‘spy in the bag’ murders and opens at the Vault Festival this week.
INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Queers’ Patrick Cash & Peter Darney
I spoke with writer Patrick Cash and director Peter Darney about their experiences with the King’s Head in the past, their hopes for the show in the future and their excitement at being a part of such a landmark celebratory year.
5 GUYS CHILLIN’ – King’s Head Theatre
A chill-out that summarises the current state of Britain’s chemsex scene – drugs, sex parties and damaged backstories are all part of the package. 5 Guys Chillin’ is a verbatim consolidation of how this sub-sector is perceived by those on the inside.
INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… 5 Guys Chillin’ actor Elliot Hadley
And now it’s back for a three-week run in its home venue. Following highly acclaimed, sell-out performances in Dublin, New York, Sydney and Edinburgh, Peter Darney‘s verbatim drama returns with some familiar cast faces, none moreso than Elliot Hadley.
THE REVENGER’S TRAGEDY – Rose Playhouse
Cross-gender and gender blind casting goes a long way to fight the pervasive gender inequality in theatre. With male characters dominating Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre, these casting approaches, along with all-female productions, are the only way to work towards achieving equality in classical productions. At the Rose Playhouse, director Peter Darney of Em-Lou Productions takes […]