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18/12/02
Fiennes Fans Forced To Wait
- Ill health postpones Hampton play

CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON's The Talking Cure has postponed opening at the National Theatre tomorrow. The previews have been extended due to actor James Hazeldine's hospitalisation on Tuesday. From tomorrow, Bill Paterson takes over in the role of Sigmund Freud opposite Ralph Fiennes' Carl Jung.

The rescheduled press night has not yet been confirmed though the run until February 5 is sold out. Fellow cast member Dominic Rowan reads the part of Freud tonight to avoid disappointing Fiennes fans. "Fortunately, the two characters are never on stage together," said a spokesman.

The Talking Cure deals with the changing relationship between Jung and Freud as Jung's relationship with patient Sabine Spielrein threatens his friendship with Freud. Like Ralph 'The English Patient' Fiennes, Paterson takes to the stage having made his name as a film star in the 1991 movie Truly, Madly, Deeply.




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