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23 April 2017 The Guardian

Out of this World

By Mark Murphy. A Mark Murphy and V-TOL theatre review.

IN 2004, Anthony Neilson staged The Wonderful World of Dissocia. It was a play of two halves. It began with an Alice in Wonderland fantasia, equal parts funny, surreal and alarming. After the interval, the scene jumped to an arid hospital ward, making us realise we’d previously been privy to a young woman’s manic episode, before her medication kicked in. Something similar happens in Mark Murphy’s ambitious Out of this World, only much earlier on. The patient this time is Ellen Jones, played by a superb Sarah Swire, athletic, downbeat and desperate. Her Wonderland is somewhere between the gravity-resistant theatre of Robert Lepage and the enigmatic symbolism of David Lynch. Eager to make sense of her surroundings, she finds herself lost in a confounding universe, hampered by officialdom, tossed into the air and dwarfed by the explosive sunbursts and shattering glass of video projections that fill the walls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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