The Wonderful World of Dissocia

Mind-bending play at The Questors

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The Wonderful World of Dissocia by Anthony Neilson
in the Studio at The Questors Theatre, Mattock Lane, Ealing W5 5BQ
22, 23, 26-30 May at 7.45pm; 24 May at 2.30pm
Tickets £13.00 (£12.00 conc, £7.00 under-16/student), final Fri/Sat £15.00 (£14.00 conc, £8.00 under-16/student)
Bargain Tickets £6.50 on 22 May
Full details and online booking:
Box Office: 020 8567 5184



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When Lisa Jones, a young woman, lapses into a psychotic state, a Swiss watchmaker tells her she has lost an hour of her life. To retrieve it she must visit the world of Dissocia, a fantastical place full of extraordinary characters.

Director David Emmet says: "It's a bit like Alice in Wonderland with added sex and violence. Crazy characters, two insecurity guards, a talking scapegoat, a flying car, a lost property department that's lost itself, 60 hot dogs, a few songs, a light and sound show like you've never seen, and a real shock when you come back for the second act."

Neilson's imaginative and challenging drama juxtaposes Lisa's adventures in Dissocia with the treatment she is receiving for her psychiatric illness.

Props Away!
Stage Manager of The Wonderful World of Dissocia Cathy Swift had not looked at the detail of the prop list when she volunteered for the post. She says: "A sensible person would have looked more closely at the script to find out what they were letting themselves in for. But I said it would be fine, and before I could say 'pedal car for two women' the die was cast and there was no turning back.

"I figured that hiring the pedal car would present the biggest challenge, and spent many hours searching online and phoning organisations before concluding I would have to buy one on eBay. After a few wild goose chases I managed to find the splendid machine that you will see in the show. It's great fun, as our actors who are driver and passenger, will testify. And if you like it you can make us an offer!

"The child-sized polar bear costume was also a challenge and we have the talented Jennie Yates in our costume department and her team to thank for that.

"I haven't even mentioned the 60 hot dogs we need for each performance. I don't think I'll ever want to see another hot dog once the production is over!

"Thanks to my team Sarah, CJ and Pip for their help too!"

The play won the 2004-05 Critics' Award for Theatre in Scotland for Best New Play, and subsequently made its London debut at the Royal Court Theatre in March 2007. In December 2009 The List magazine included the work in its Best of a Decade compilation.

Suitable for ages 16+
Likely to contain flashing lights, smoke, loud noises, strong vibrations and possibly nudity
Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD


26th May 2015