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Heart of Hawick

Hysterical: a new play from koi collective


Catherine was burned. Mercy was left. Augustine was used. Celia was unsatisfied. Anne was quiet.

In a small hall, five clinically “mad” women meet to perform a play for a seemingly “sane” audience. But is it a play? Or is it a warning? Worse still- is it an intervention?

Hysterical is a free fall through a categorically inaccurate history of mad women. They just need to make sure they remember their lines and don’t tear each other’s hair out, and we’ll all be fine.

Based on real women in real times, this host of hysterical harpies kick, scream and waltz their way into the modern day. But has much changed? Or are the structures that held them back still in place?

Directed by Grace Baker and written by Sally MacAlister

Warnings and additional info: Include mild language and adult themes
Age: 14+

Commissioned by Live Borders Arts & Creativity for the 2023 Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival.

When & where

Date: Dec 09 - Dec 09
Time: Doors at 19:10 - Performance 19:30 - 20.30

Heart of Hawick

Pricing details:

£8 (£5)