Anna Weiss


ISBN: 9781854593887
Author: By Mike Cullen
Publication Date: 28/08/1997
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 96pp.
Availability: Available


An explosive, gripping and disturbing play about the phenomenon of False Memory Syndrome.

Anna Weiss is a hypnotherapist, specialising in revealing ‘lost’ memories. Under her care, twenty-year-old Lynn has begun to ‘remember’ a long history of sexual abuse by her father. When Lynn confronts her father, David, he protests his innocence vehemently – so are Lynn’s memories real or are they dark auto-suggestions?

Mike Cullen’s play Anna Weiss was first performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in 1997, winning the Edinburgh Festival Critics’ Award. It was revived at the Whitehall Theatre in the West End in 1999.

‘This is one of those rare plays that leaves an audience emotionally overwhelmed and desperate to talk about what they have just seen… Cullen has joined the major league of contemporary dramatists’
Daily Telegraph

‘A piece of theatre as intriguing and slippery as any you are likely to see this year’

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