The Wonderful World of Dissocia
Anthony Neilson’s fantastically inventive, wildly comical and very moving 5-star hit show comes to the Royal Court for three weeks only.
In search of a lost hour that has tipped the balance of her life, Lisa Jones visits a surreal wonderland where she meets insecurity guards, a deviant scapegoat and a singing polar bear, all desperate to keep her there. Dissocia turns theatrical convention on its head in this tragicomic journey into the underworld of mental illness.
The National Theatre of Scotland has established itself as a major theatrical force with Gregory Burke’s Black Watch and Realism by Anthony Neilson. His previous work at the Royal Court includes Penetrator, The Lying Kind and The Censor.
“Click here to see excerpts from the play and an exclusive interview with Anthony Neilson”: www.nationaltheatrescotland.com/content/default.asp?page=s256
Design: Miriam Buether
Lighting Design: Chahine Yavroyan
Sound/Music: Nick Powell
Cast: James Cunningham, Christine Entwisle, Alan Francis, Amanda Hadingue, Jack James, Claire Little, Matthew Pidgeon, Barnaby Power.
Originally co-produced by the Edinburgh International Festival, Drum Theatre, Plymouth and the Tron Theatre, Glasgow.
rv. An X-rated Alice in Wonderland: a world full of colour, sensation and weird and wonderful characters
rn. Metro ***
rv. Like Alice in Wonderland directed by David Lynch
rv. There is no playwright writing in English today who is quite as electrifying, scary and challenging as the Scottish playwright Anthony Neilson
rv. There are echoes of Willy Wonka, Star Wars, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and even the Marx Brothers
rn. Financial Times
rv. Bubbling with inventiveness that is distinctly its own.. deserves to be a modern classic
rn. The Telegraph
rv. Witty, entertaining, unsettling and intelligent
rn. Scotland on Sunday
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