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Cosmic Trigger

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The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, NW8 8EH
 
Produced and Presented by Love & Will Productions and The Cockpit
 

COSMIC TRIGGER PLAY

 
Back by popular demand after their 2014 Liverpool and London shows, Cosmic Trigger is the story behind the notorious conspiracy satire, 'Illuminatus', the extraordinary life and times of the novel's co-author, Robert Anton Wilson, and the unstoppable force that was theatre legend, Ken Campbell.
 
 
 
“Robert Anton Wilson’s 'Illuminatus' had a profound effect on me and
Cosmic Trigger Play will no doubt do the same for a whole new generation.”
– Alan Moore, writer/author 'V for Vendetta', 'Watchmen', 'Jerusalem'
 


The script by Daisy Eris Campbell (Ken’s daughter) is based on Wilson’s autobiography, a tale that inspired a generation and kick-started the counterculture - Cosmic Trigger. This play changes lives!

 
 
“A genuine voice; compassionate, witty, life affirming. Pure theatre.” 
– Terry Johnson, writer/director ‘Mrs Henderson Presents
 
 
Phantasmagorical music, 3D projections and a recorded guest performance from Alan Moore evoke the real-life hallucinogenic trip through conspiracy, paranoia and enlightenment that transformed Robert Anton Wilson from Playboy editor to much-loved counter-cultural icon.
 
 
 
“The theatrical happening of the year. Superb projected CGI sets and flawless,
confident acting quickly pull you into the vortex. 9/10.”
– Angie Sammons, Liverpool Confidential

 
Set in the late sixties and early seventies, the play recounts the period of Wilson's life around the conception and writing of Illuminatus. During this time, he befriended Timothy Leary, Alan Watts and William Burroughs, took LSD and experimented with the magickal rituals of Aleister Crowley with predictably - and unpredictably - mind-blowing results...
 
 
“Daisy Eris has created a masterpiece and re-ignited a movement.
Watch the play, come join in.”
– Sez Vero
 
 
 
SPECIAL DAY TIME EVENTS
  • #OTHERSCONNECT: On Saturdays 6th and 27th May, tickets include all sorts of wonderful extras: there will be inspiring talks, film showings, music, performance and end-of-show party. Running from 3:00pm until 2:00am, including a performance of the play, these are a chance for the hard-core RAW fans who found each other at our 2014 shows to re-connect and SMI2LE. Full program of wonderfulness to follow shortly. SOLD OUT!
  • SUNDAY SALONS: On Sundays 14th and 21st May, tickets include all sorts of wonderful extras: there will be inspiring talks, film showings, music, performance and more. Running from 1:00pm until 10.30pm, including a performance of the play, the Sunday Salons will give you a deeper dive into the ideas of Cosmic Trigger and a chance to Turn On, Tune In and Find The Others. Full program of wonderfulness to follow shortly.
 
TICKET INFORMATION
 
We are offering limited discounts: EarlyBird tickets are the cheapest - once they're gone, they're gone! Grab them before they become InTimeBird, SeatOfThePantsBird and finally AngryBird.
  • EarlyBird: First 300 play tickets @ £15.00 for all performances except Sundays, PLUS first 50 Sunday Salon tickets @ £23.00 for either Sunday.
  • InTimeBird: Next 300 play tickets @ £17.00 for all performances except Sundays, PLUS next 50 Sunday Salon tickets @ £26.00 for either Sunday.
  • SeatOfThePantsBird: All remaining advanced tickets at full price - play tickets @ £22.00 for all performances except Sundays, PLUS Sunday Salon @ £32.00 for either Sunday.
** NOTE: Tickets are shown at the full price - do NOT be alarmed - the EarlyBird and InTimeBird discounts will automatically be applied when you put them in your basket **
 
 
PERFORMANCES
  • Thursday 4th to Saturday 27th May (excluding Mondays).
  • 7pm show each day apart from Sundays (Sunday performances at 5pm).
  • Special '#OthersConnect' from 3pm on Saturdays 6th and 27th. SOLD OUT!
  • Special 'Sunday Salons' from 1pm on Sundays 14th and 21st.
 
 

Visit the Cosmic Trigger Play website for more information.
 

 

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Gateforth Street
London NW8 8EH
Box Office: 020 7258 2925
(10.30am - 6pm, Monday - Friday,
12 noon - 6pm, Saturday)

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