Hilda & Freud

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The Freud Museum London

11 May 2024 - 13 May 2024

Time: 18:30 - 20:30

Price: £48 - £60


Hilda & Freud

Brazilian theatre company A Cia. Inconsciente em Cena (Unconscious on Stage Co.) returns to the Freud Museum for five nights of their hugely successful play about the acclaimed American poet HD (Hilda Doolittle)’s analysis with Sigmund Freud. They will perform two nights in Portuguese and three nights in English.
The play is based on HD´s book Tribute to Freud, the letters she exchanged with Freud and her literary circle, as well as some of her poetry. Hilda was forty-seven years old when she met Freud, then in his late seventies, in 1930s Vienna. It was the beginning of a startling “love affair”, with exchanges of gifts, letters and flowers, within and beyond the psychoanalytical setting.

“My bat-like thought-wings would beat painfully in that sudden searchlight,”
H.D Writes in tribute to Freud

During the highly intimate performance at the Freud Museum the audience will accompany Hilda on her visit to Freud´s residence soon after his death in London, on a tour around the house as through the chambers of her mind. During her visit Hilda revives moments of her life and analysis, which she defined as a “free verse relationship” with Freud. In a psychoanalytical, non-conventional treatment, she works through her war traumas as well as her illuminating cosmic and oceanic epiphanies.

Playwright: Antonio Quinet

Directors: Antonio Quinet & Regina Miranda

Cast: Juliana Teixeira & Antonio Quinet

Costumes: Beto de Abreu

Art Director: Analu Prestes

Music: José Eduardo Costa Silva

Antonio Quinet, MD, is a psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, and playwright. He is a member of the School of Psychoanalysis of the Forums of the Lacanian Field, a Professor of the Graduate Program in Psychoanalysis, Health and Society (UVA-Rio de Janeiro), where he developed the research project ‘Theatre and Psychoanalysis’, and the director of the ‘Unconscious on Stage Company’. He is the author of ten books published in Brazil (two translated into French and one into Spanish), as well as many articles published in Brazil and abroad on psychoanalysis, and seven plays staged in many cities in Brazil, Buenos Aires, as well as Rome, Paris and London.


£48 – £60

Doors open 6:30pm.

Performance starts at 7:00pm.

The audience will have the exclusive privilege of witnessing this uniquely intimate performance live in Sigmund Freud’s consulting room. This performance will be in English.

Tickets include a welcome drink and exclusive access to the “Freud and Latin America” exhibition.

Freud Museum Members and Patrons receive 20% off the standard ticket price on all events, courses, conferences and On Demand programming.


The purpose of this event is to raise funds for the Freud Museum London, which receives no regular public income.

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