The Wonderful World of Dissocia

The Wonderful World of DissociaThe critically acclaimed, The Kings Collective are back for their second offering of the year with Anthony Neilson’s The Wonderful World of Dissocia as part of the Sydney Fringe from 17 September 2015.

Lisa Jones is on a journey. A colourful and exciting off-kilter trip in search of one lost hour that has tipped the balance of her life. The inhabitants of the wonderful world she finds herself in, Dissocia – are a curious blend of the funny, the friendly and the brutal.

A carnival-esque amalgam of Lewis Carroll, Roald Dahl, NF Simpson and the Goons, filled with comic ‘insecurity’ guards, flying cars, singing polar bears and wild-goose chases. But behind all this lies the shadow of the Black Dog King.

The Kings Collective is thrilled to re-imagine The Wonderful World of Dissocia as an immersive, site-specific, piece of theatre presented in a Secret Warehouse Location in the heart of Metropolitan Sydney. Once audience members have purchased their tickets, they then must register for clues in order to find the venue at: whereisdissocia@thekingscollective.com.au

But that’s only the beginning of the journey. What awaits is an experience that the Sydney independent theatre scene has not seen before. Once inside, the audience will follow Lisa Jones on her journey through Dissocia as she searches for one lost hour that has tipped the balance of her life.

Led by Grace Victoria, the cast of Dissocia is filled with some of Australia’s most exciting and fresh new talent. The Kings Collective’s Artistic Director – David Harrison makes his directorial debut, under the mentorship of Matthew Lutton (Malthouse Theatre) and Emma Valente (The Rabble).

A creator of pioneering, taboo-breaking new work, Anthony Neilson writes and directs witty, bold and compassionate plays that explore unchartered psychological territories. His breakthrough show, Normal: The Dusseldorf Ripper was produced at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival in 1991.

Other work includes: The Wonderful World of Dissocia (2004), Realism (2006), God in Ruins (2007), Orson Welles in the Land of the Peas (2010), Sixty Six (2011), and Narrative (2013). His films include: The Debt Collector and Deeper Still. His Radio plays include: The Colours of the King’s Rose, A Fluttering of Wings and Twisted.

Director: David Harrison  With: Grace Victoria, Georgia Scott, Ryan Carter, Emma Harvie, Kate Williams, Daniel Monks, Charlotte Cashion, Kirsty Marillier and Liam Maguire  Designer: Jonathan Hindmarsh

“…The Kings Collective have demonstrated a clear integrity, considered artistic strategies, and a sense of mission that excites one to anticipate their future work.” – Kevin Jackson on The Kings Collective

The Wonderful World of Dissocia
Secret Warehouse Location – Metropolitan Sydney
Season: 17 – 30 September 2015
Bookings: www.sydneyfringe.com

For more information, visit: www.thekingscollective.com.au for details.

Note: Once audience members have purchased their tickets, they then must register for clues in order to find the venue at whereisdissocia@thekingscollective.com.au

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