Full casting has been announced for The Wonderful World of Dissocia which opens at Theatre Royal Stratford East this September.
Anthony Neilson’s poignant and comical delve into the nature of mental illness will star Leah Harvey, BAFTA nominated star of the Apple TV+ series Foundation and last seen on stage in the National Theatre’s Small Island
Archie Backhouse (The Sandman), Leander Deeny (Atonement, Captain America), Michael Grady-Hall (Burnt by the Sun – National Theatre); House of Shades – Almeida Theatre), Dominique Hamilton (Alice’s Adventures Underground – Waterloo Vaults), Daniel Millar (King Lear, Edward II, Frankenstein, The White Guard, A Midsummer Night’s Dream – National Theatre; The Play That Goes Wrong – West End), Phoebe Naughton (The Key Workers Cycle – Almeida Theatre) and Tomi Ogbaro (The Book of Dust – Bridge Theatre) complete the cast.
The Wonderful World of Dissocia, directed by Emma Baggott has 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 andcasting by Annelie Powell CDG
Neilson comment on the show “if you like Alice in Wonderland but there’s not enough sex and violence in it, then Dissocia is the show for you”. The show is suitable to for age 14+
The production opens Thursday 22 September, with previews from 16 September, and runs until 15 October 2022.
Theatre Royal Stratford East‘s programme includes Much Ado About Nothing (1-5 Nov), Cinderella (19 Nov-7 Jan 2023), How Not To Drown (26 Jan – 11 Feb 2023), Gone Too Far (24 Mar – 1 Apr 2023), Village Idiot (13 Apr – 6 May 2023) and Tambo & Bones (16 Jun – 15 Jul 2023).
Tickets are on sale at the venue