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Through the Looking-Glass: Double Bill of Student Plays

11th November 2016

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Pomona - Rehearsals

As part of their final third year assessments, York University students are staging two exciting plays as separate companies: Anthony Neilson’s award-winning 2004 play The Wonderful World of Dissocia and Alistair McDowall’s critically acclaimed 2014 play Pomona.

Both plays will take place on alternate nights from 22 - 26 November in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television’s Studio venue.

Pomona by Alistair McDowall

"It’s a hole. A hole in the middle of the city. Looks like what the world’ll be in a few thousand years." Ollie is searching for her missing sister. Desperate and alone in the middle of the city, she finds a dark secret hidden in plain sight. As reality and fiction blur into nightmare, lives are played out by the roll of a dice. It begins and ends with Pomona: the answer to the question nobody wants to ask.

Alistair McDowall’s twisted thriller Pomona was first commissioned and performed by Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and first professionally performed at the Orange Tree Theatre, London.

Black Box Studio, Department of Theatre, Film and Television, Heslington East Campus, University of York, YO10 5DD. Tuesday 22 November, Thursday 24 November, Saturday 26 November 2016. 7.30pm. Tickets: £5 (Students)/£8 can be purchased HERE or on the door at the performance.

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The Wonderful World of Dissocia - Rehearsals

The Wonderful World of Dissocia by Anthony Neilson

"Somehow, in all the temporal confusion of that instant, the hour that you surrendered – the hour that was rightfully yours – went astray! Do you see?" On the hunt for the hour she lost somewhere over the Atlantic, Lisa Jones is transported to Dissocia, a world that is not as magical as it seems. A fantastical and hilarious romp through a new magical land, which is definitely not for all the family. Expect Insecurity Guards, a Scape-Goat, and lots and lots of hotdogs.

"If you like Alice in Wonderland but there’s not enough sex and violence in it, then Dissocia is the show for you." ~ Anthony Neilson

An award-winning play originally performed at the Edinburgh International Festival in 2004. From the University of York’s Theatre, Film and Television Department comes a reimagined production of Anthony Neilson’s thrillingly dark comedy.

Black Box Studio, Department of Theatre, Film and Television, Heslington East Campus, University of York, YO10 5DD. Wednesday 23 November, Friday 25 November at 7:30pm. Saturday 26 November at 2:30pm. Tickets: £5 (Students)/£8 can be purchased HERE or on the door at the performance.

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