A presentation by Clatterhouse Theatre. Directed by Will Seaward. Written by: Anthony Neilson
“Shatteringly original, infuriating, rebelliously playful, and as intelligently experimental as any drama you’ll see” – Time Out
Lisa is a troubled young lady; troubled by her life and its imbalance at the hands of her watch – always behind by one hour. When a mysterious gentleman arrives at her door, he brings news from the watch specialist Lisa entrusted with her broken “time piece” and reveals that the watch is in fact intact and that “somewhere in all the temporal confusion” it is Lisa who has lost an hour from her life. He informs her that her only hope of retrieving the hour and restoring balance to her life is to travel to a fantastical land called “Dissocia” where she is sure to find it. But all is not as it seems and as Lisa descends to Dissocia, she encounters some of the strangest individuals in the land, who though they may send her in the direction of her lost hour, do not necessarily want her to find it.
Not seen on a London stage for nearly ten years CLATTERHOUSE invites you to join them and Lisa as they descend to Dissocia in this strange and macabre revival of Anthony Neilson’s Dorothy meets Alice style classic. Crammed with dark humour, a witty satire and musical set pieces, this is a theatrical spectacle not to be missed – especially in the intimate setting of The Red Hedgehog Theatre. We all lose time through our day but what would you do if you lost it for good?!
“If you like Alice in Wonderland but there’s not enough sex and violence in it, then Dissocia is the show for you” – ANTHONY NEILSON
A pioneering voice in contemporary British theatre, Anthony Neilson writes and directs plays that are full of wit, charm, compassion and boldly delves into unchartered realms of thinking and the unthinkable. First performed at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow and opened at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh as part of the 2004 Edinburgh International Festival, THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISSOCIA amazed audiences and critics alike. The play stormed the Critic’s Awards for Theatre in Scotland, taking home five awards including Best Director, Best Production and Best New Play. Three years later, the play was revived by the National Theatre of Scotland and embarked on a UK tour, which included a three week season at the Royal Court as part of Artistic Director Dominic Cooke’s inaugural season. And now in 2013, as Anthony Neilson’s latest play Narrative marks the farewell production in Cooke’s final season at the Royal Court, CLATTERHOUSE Theatre are thrilled to be celebrating this remarkable playwright and bringing his modern classic to a new audience
“There is no playwright writing in English today who is
quite as electrifying, scary and challenging as the Scottish
playwright Anthony Neilson” – The GUARDIAN