Lisa Jones is on a journey. She must retrieve one lost hour that has tipped the balance of her life. Her hour has been traced to the State of Dissocia, a wonderland ruled by its own eccentric logic, delirious delights and darkest danger. Will the curious inhabitants of Dissocia help her retrieve the lost hour, or are there reasons more complex for them to lead her astray?
The Wonderful World of Dissocia, a both magical and moving play, performs at Chelsea Theatre Works by Apollinaire Theatre Company from October 30 through November 29. The play confirmed Anthony Neilson as one of the major voices in British theatre. Produced originally for the 2004 Edinburgh International Festival, The Wonderful World of Dissocia wowed critics and audiences alike, cleaning up at the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland. This play is recommended for mature audiences.
A creator of pioneering, taboo-breaking new work, Anthony Neilson writes and directs witty, bold and compassionate plays that explore unchartered psychological territories. Neilson, who with Sarah Kane and Mark Ravenhill was among the “in yer face” generation of 1990s British playwrights, gained prominence for works including The Censor (Royal Court – Writers Guild Award – Best Fringe Play and The Time Out Live Award), Penetrator (Royal Court Theatre Upstairs/ Traverse), The Lying Kind (The Royal Court), and Stitching (The Traverse, The Bush – Time Out Off West End Award). His films include The Debt Collector and Deeper Still.