West London fringe venue the Bush Theatre will stage the world premiere of Snoo Wilson's latest play, Sabina, starting Feb. 9. This will be the prolific playwright's 11th play for the Bush and his first since Darwin's Flood in 1994. Wilson's most recent West End venture, HRH, tackled the post-abdication love affair of King Edward and Wallis-Simpson. It closed 20 December after a 10-week run at the Playhouse.
Sabina explores the relationship between Carl Jung and his 18-year-old patient Sabina Spielrein. Meeting and swiftly curing the beautiful and brilliant Sabina sets Jung off on a radical departure from his mentor Sigmund Freud. The relationship also acts as a catalyst for his burgeoning belief in the paranormal and his taste for forbidden love.
Sabina also marks the return to the stage of Paul McGann, British film star famous for his role in the cult classic Withnail and I. His latest film, Fairy Story, in which he co-stars with Peter O'Toole and Harvey Keitel, is soon to be released. Sabina is McGann's first appearance at the Bush and his first theatrical role in 13 years.
Sabina is directed by Andy Wilson and designed by Fiona Marie Chivers who won the 1997 Linbury Prize for Stage Design for her innovative design of this production.