The Interpretation of Dreams

Monkhead Theatre bring together ten of the best artists working in London to collectively adapt Freud's classic text The Interpretation of Dreams using a full spectrum of media.
The Interpretation of Dreams at The Bunker theatre

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Genre: Experimental
Venue: The Bunker
Started: Monday 12 November 2018
Closed: Monday 12 November 2018
Running time:90 mins
Age suitability: No age restriction


"All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams" - Elias Canetti

In 1900, Freud published The Interpretation of Dreams: a shocking piece of work in which he discovered the unconscious, the Oedipal complex, and the causes of anxiety and neurosis in repressed memories.

Its impact on modern psychology is comparable to Darwin's theory of evolution or Einstein's relativity, as concepts like 'the unconscious' and 'the ego' infiltrated language itself and psychologists were no longer confined to psychiatric asylums.

Monkhead Theatre ('definitely a name to look out for in the future' - Fairy Powered) bring together ten of the best artists working in London to collectively adapt the classic text using a full spectrum of media.

A rapid response night unprecedented in its ambition - the company of actors, writers, video artists and musicians provide a multi-sensory event that realises the experience of being 'inside a mind'.

The theatre itself becomes consciousness.

At night the repressed wishes, memories and desires banished to the unconscious (the bar outside) return to the conscious mind to roam semi-disguised in the form of dreams …


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London SE1 1RU

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Show date

Monday 12 November 2018

Performance days & times

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm








Tom Blake

Orla Sanders

Other casting to be confirmed


Author: adapted by Chloë Myerson
Composer: Josh Field
Director: Nico Pimparé
Choreography: Michela Sisto
Sound: Josh Field
Projections: Josh Field
Production: Florence Bell for Monkhead Theatre

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