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Play Time: The Wonderful World of Dissocia

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Events, Theatre

So we got a little sick and tired of eating so much amazing food and drinking copious amounts of scrumptious cocktail so we decided to go see a play instead.

Loljks, we’ll never get sick of our amazing lives full of dinner-dates and sunset cocktails. But we did go see a play!

We sauntered on over to UQ to watch Underground Production’s iteration of Anthony Nielson’s The Wonderful World of Dissocia. Whilst the play draws parallels with Alice in Wonderland, The Wonderful World of Dissocia delves deep into the human condition and deals with issues surrounding mental illness in a fantastical setting.

Having never seen a university production before, I was sure that the show would probably have elements that screamed ‘amateur production’ or ‘school play’, I was sure there would be jokes that fell flat, and I was sure that the topic of mental illness would be dealt with in a cliché way.

Oh how I was wrong. And glad to be wrong! The Wonderful World of Dissocia was delightfully hilarious and dealt with the themes in a mature and thought-provoking way. The press release also has a forewarning of ‘brief nudity’. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge… that’s all I’m gonna say.

So if you’re looking for something to do this week other than watch My Kitchen Rules whilst tears roll onto your re-heated pizza, whip together some spare change and get your booty down to the Schonell Theatre at UQ.

The show is on: Wednesday March 12 at 7:30pm (student night)
Thursday March 13 at 7:30pm
Friday March 14 at 7:30pm
Saturday March 15 at 7:30pm (closing night)

Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for students.

Tickets available now and can be booked online: http://www.trybooking.com/EJDR

By Madeline Smith

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