The Wonderful World of Dissocia

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DOI: 10.5040/9781408167991.00000007
Acts: 2. Scenes: 16. Roles: Male (20) , Female (8) , Neutral (0)

The Wonderful World of Dissocia is a weird and magical play that takes a trip away from reality, exploring a world of psychological disconnection.

Somewhere between a delayed transatlantic flight and the clocks going back, Lisa has lost an hour of her life – she’s an hour slow, and it’s spoiling her life. So she’s travelled to the country of Dissocia to try and get it back, but Dissocia is a surreal and wonky place, filled with insecurity guards, musical fields, time flies and a violent scapegoat, all under threat from the Black Dog King. But in the second act, Dissocia has disappeared back inside Lisa’s head.

Neilson’s bold and moving fantasia was originally produced for the 2004 Edinburgh Festival.

From The Wonderful World of Dissocia & Realism

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Bloomsbury Publishing

Anthony Neilson

ISBN: 9780713687156

Series: Modern Plays

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