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Cosmic Trigger Play 4th – 27th May possibly 2017
Adore & Will Productions / The Cockpit present:
Cosmic Trigger Play by Daisy Eris Campbell
Adapted from Robert Anton Wilson’s seminal autobiography Cosmic Trigger: The Final Secret of The Illuminati
4th – 27th May 2017
The Cockpit – Gateforth St, Marylebone, London NW8 8EH
“Robert Anton Wilson’s ‘Illuminatus!’ had a profound effect on me and the Cosmic Trigger Play will no doubt do the same for a whole new generation.” Alan Moore, writer/author of V for Vendetta, Watchmen and Jerusalem
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In 1976 revered maverick playwright and director Ken Campbell staged Robert Anton Wilson’s, Illuminatus! – a nine-hour stage epic play that helped launch the careers of Jim Broadbent and Bill Nighy. It also led to the backstage conception of a child girl Daisy Eris Campbell.
“one of the most original and unclassifiable talents in British theatre of the previous half-century”
The Guardian obituary for Ken Campbell – 2008
Now Adore & Will Productions and The Cockpit are delighted to announce the debut complete run of Daisy Campbell’s adaptation of Wilson’s seminal countercultural text Cosmic Trigger. Element sequel, portion revisit, component homage, portion new writing this is the story behind the notorious conspiracy satire, ‘Illuminatus!’, the extraordinary life of the novel’s author, Robert Anton Wilson, and the unstoppable force that was theatre legend Ken Campbell.
Daisy Campbell says "Reading Cosmic Trigger changed my life and the lives of many others – and the book is dedicated to my dad! Wilson’s uniquely optimistic and radically agnostic philosophy is incredibly relevant in these crazy times. We are definitely thrilled to be working with The Cockpit on this production. They are the excellent co-conspirators to support us bring the wit and wisdom of Robert Anton Wilson back to life."
The original work reinterpreted world history as a giant conspiracy theory and Daisy’s new operate offers a backstory to the original production, featuring the lives of Wilson and Campbell, as properly as the counterculture figures Timothy Leary, Alan Watts and William Burroughs, whom Robert Anton Wilson befriended.
Set in the late sixties and early seventies, the play recounts the period of Wilson’s life around the conception and writing of Illuminatus. In the course of this time, he befriended heroes of counterculture, took LSD and experimented with the magical rituals of Aleister Crowley with predictably – and unpredictably – thoughts-blowing outcomes.
With many of the original cast returning and Alan Moore appearing via specially recorded audio and morphed video projections Cosmic Trigger is a celebration of all that has gone before it as well as a important venture in its own right. This is a extremely ambitious production, with projections in the round, phantasmagorical multiple narratives, and a various actor performing as William Burroughs every single night, it is designed to evoke the actual-life hallucinogenic trip by way of conspiracy, paranoia and enlightenment that transformed Robert Anton Wilson from ‘Playboy’ editor to significantly-loved counter-cultural icon.
Dave Wybrow, Artistic Director of the Cockpit and co producer of Cosmic Trigger says “We are putting with each other a venue, a tribe and new methods of networking and creating operate. It is about joining low tech to hi tech, low culture to high culture and low budgets to high levels of audience reach and social effect. This initial venture appears at counter-cultural legacy. But the vision is an open artistic community for the future.”
Cosmic Trigger previously played for two days in November in Camp & Furnace in Liverpool and 5 days at Lost Theatre Vauxhall in London in 2014 – this is the play’s initial full run.
By Iron Man Records on 2017-05-04 13:56:55