Theatre Royal Stratford East today releases production images for Anthony Neilson’s poignant and comical delve into the nature of mental illness, The Wonderful World of Dissocia, directed by Emma Baggott.

Leah Harvey, BAFTA nominated star of the Apple TV+ series Foundation and last seen on stage in the National Theatre’s Small Island, plays Lisa. Further casting includes Archie Backhouse (Goat), Leander Deeny (Victor), Michael Grady-Hall (Vince), Dominique Hamilton (Jane), Daniel Millar (Oathtaker), Phoebe Naughton (Britney) and Tomi Ogbaro (Insecurity Guard).

What would you do if you lost an hour from your day? How far would you go to rescue what you’ve lost?

In search of a lost hour that that has tipped the balance of her life, Lisa Jones is on a quest through a surreal world, filled with insecurity guards, flying cars, singing polar bears and wild-goose chases. The inhabitants of Dissocia are a curious blend of the funny, the friendly and the downright brutal. Anthony Neilson’s cult play is a poignant and comical delve into the nature of mental illness.

As Neilson himself puts it, 'if you like Alice in Wonderland but there's not enough sex and violence in it, then Dissocia is the show for you'.

Written by Anthony Neilson
Directed by Emma Baggott
Set and costume design by Grace Smart
Lighting design by Lucía Sánchez Roldán
Composition and Sound design by Alexandra Faye Braithwaite
Movement and intimacy direction by Angela Gasparetto
Assistant direction by Tramaine Reindorf
Casting by Annelie Powell CDG
Casting Assistant Alice Walters

16 September – 15 October 2022 | Press Night: Thursday 22 September at 7pm

Photo Credit: Marc Brenner