The Wonderful World of Dissocia

The Wonderful World of Dissocia

Written by Anthony Neilson
Directed by Emma Baggott

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 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'. 

"There is no playwright writing in English today who is quite as electrifying... as Anthony Neilson." The Guardian  

Presented by Theatre Royal Stratford East.

Age Guidance

130 mins (approx) including a 20 min interval

Available for under 17s

£15 tickets for Young Royalty and Local Royalty members for the following performances: 16-21 Sep & 23-24 Sep. Click here to find out more about our Royalty Scheme.

Click here for details about companion/carer tickets

Schools Rates
Newham schools: £12 per person
All other schools: £14 per person

Group Bookings
If you buy nine standard rate tickets then you get the 10th free. Group bookings (of nine or more tickets) can only be booked over the phone or in person.

Booking Enquiries
Our online booking system doesn’t allow customers to leave isolated seats. We do this in order to prevent gaps in the auditorium.

Currently seats are on sale from Row B in the stalls, and it is possible that Row A will go on sale at a later date, so please be aware that purchasing seats in Row B does not guarantee that you will be in the front row.

Please note that our boxes have a slightly restricted view. Seats marked with an ‘i’ on the seating plan have a restricted view.

If you require any help with your booking then please contact our Box Office by emailing or calling 020 8534 0310.

Our ticket prices increase as the theatre fills. We always recommend booking early to secure the best seats at the best price.

Goat / Passenger 3 / Oathtaker attendant / Biffer / Nurse 2  Archie Backhouse
Victor Hesse / Argument / Dr Faraday Leander Deeny
Vince / Insecurity Guard 1 / Inhibitions Michael Grady-Hall
Jane / Passenger 1 / Oathtaker attendant / Violinist / Dot  Dominique Hamilton
Lisa Leah Harvey
Oathtaker / Passenger 4 / Ticket / Dr Clark  Daniel Millar
Britney / Passenger 2 / Oathtaker attendant / Nurse 1 Phoebe Naughton
Insecurity Guard 2 / Nurse 3 / Laughter / Voice of Bear Tomi Ogbaro

Writer Anthony Neilson
Director Emma Baggott
Set & Costume Designer Grace Smart
Lighting Designer Lucía Sánchez Roldán
Composer & Sound Designer Alexandra Faye Braithwaite
Movement & Intimacy Director Angela Gasparetto
Mental Health Consultant anna harpin
Assistant Director Tramaine Reindorf
Casting Director Annelie Powell CDG
Casting Assistant Alice Walters
Production Manager Jennifer Taillefer
Stage Manager Rachel Rieley
Deputy Stage Manager Georgia Rose
Assistant Stage Manager Rob Brown 


More Information

Age Guidance: 14+ (click here for Content Advisory Notes)


Access Performances
Socially Distanced & Masked: Sat 24 Sep, 2.30pm
Relaxed Environment (what's this?): Sat 1 Oct, 2.30pm
BSL Interpreted: Thu 6 Oct, 7.30pm
Captioned: Fri 7 Oct, 7.30pm
Audio Described: Sat 8 Oct, 2.30pm


Post-Show Talk: Wed 28 Sep 
Featuring Emma Baggott, Anna Harpin and more to be announced. Hosted by Nadia Fall. 

Dates, Times & Tickets
  • Tue 27 Sep 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50
  • Wed 28 Sep 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50
  • Thu 29 Sep 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50
  • Fri 30 Sep 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50
  • Sat 1 Oct 2:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50 Relaxed environment
  • Sat 1 Oct 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50
  • Tue 4 Oct 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50
  • Wed 5 Oct 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50
  • Thu 6 Oct 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50 BSL Interpreted
  • Fri 7 Oct 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50 Captioned Performance
  • Tue 27 Sep 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50
  • Wed 28 Sep 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50
  • Thu 29 Sep 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50
  • Fri 30 Sep 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50
  • Sat 1 Oct 2:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50 Relaxed environment
  • Sat 1 Oct 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50
  • Tue 4 Oct 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50
  • Wed 5 Oct 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50
  • Thu 6 Oct 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50 BSL Interpreted
  • Fri 7 Oct 7:30 PM £10.00 - £37.50 Captioned Performance

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