On a journey in search of one lost hour that tipped the balance of her life, Lisa Jones meets the funny, friendly and brutal inhabitants of the wonderful world she finds herself in, Dissocia. Written and directed by Neilson (whose other plays include The Lying Kind, Stitching and The Night Before Christmas), The Wonderful World of Dissocia is performed by James Cunningham, Christine Entwistle, Alan Francis, Amanda Hadingue, Jack James, Clair Little, Matthew Pidgeon and Barnaby Power.
Co-produced by Plymouth’s Drum Theatre and Glasgow’s Tron, The Wonderful World of Dissocia is at the Royal Court from 28 March to 21 April 2007. Its tour opens in Glasgow (28 February to 10 March 2007) before visiting Dundee, London, Plymouth, Oxford, Warwick, York, Edinburgh and Newcastle.
Other NTS productions scheduled for spring 2007 include:
Unlike the London-sited National Theatre (for all of Great Britain), the NTS is not building based and has a specific remit to spread its productions far and wide. After years in the planning, it launched its inaugural programme on 25 February 2006 with nine new productions opening simultaneously around Scotland (See News, 2 Nov 2005). In its first year, it created a total of 28 productions attended by 100,000 people in 62 locations. Its biggest hit to date – Gregory Burke’s Black Watch, premiered to multi award-winning success at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe – will also tour in 2007, with details due to be announced next month (See The Goss, 15 Aug 2005).
- by Terri Paddock