Housemaid and hysteric, Augustine was celebrated in Paris for her dramtic displays of ‘Grande Hysterie’ in the Salpetriere Hospital. Studies by Freud, she was a star in the brilliant Professor Charcot’s ‘Museum of Suffering’.
Like The Elephant Man, she became the centre of the voyeuristic attention of a civilized society-but hers was a peverse and erotic entertainment.
A highly charged testimony, Augustine (Big Hysteria) is full of humour and passion. Interweaving live music, cinematic projections and poetic text, it is magical, startling and vivid.
Winner of Time Out award for Writing and Direction