|The Wonderful World of Dissocia|
Mind-bending play at The Questors
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.
"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!"
Suitable for ages 16+
26th May 2015