Sigmund Freud never actually met author C.S. Lewis.
But that’s no impediment to the theatrical imagination of American playwright Mark St Germain, who brings the two men together in his hit play Freud’s Last Session.
It depicts Lewis – then a young, little-known Oxford professor – coming to Freud’s London home. He expects to be taken to task by the elderly founding father of modern psychoanalysis for satirising him in a recent book.
But Freud has much weightier things on his mind. On the day England enters World War II, the two men go head-to-head on love, sex, the existence of God and the meaning of life, just two weeks before Freud takes his own.
Nicholas Papademetriou and Yannick Lawry feature in this Clock and Spiel Production directed by Hailey McQueen.
Read Jason Blake’s review here.