About the Show/Event
Information for Cosmic Trigger at Cockpit Theatre, Inner London (Play). Conceived backstage during Ken Campbell's legendary Liverpool production of Illuminatus, Ken's daughter Daisy Campbell, and a team of dedicated Discordians re-invoke those mythic performances, this time based on Robert Anton Wilson's Cosmic Trigger; which recounts a period of Bob's life when he journeyed through "Chapel Perilous" befriending the likes of Timothy Leary, Alan Watts and William Burroughs. This epic-scale production uses music, projections, and a voice-over by Alan Moore to evoke the real?-life hallucinogenic trip through conspiracy, paranoia and enlightenment that transformed Bob from a simple Playboy editor into the influential counter-cultural figure he is today.
Performers Oliver Senton (Robert Anton Wilson/Joseph Malik/Barney Muldoon)
, Kate Alderton (Arlen Wilson/Miss Portinari)
, Josh Darcy (Ken Campbell/Gary Kirstein)
, Jethro Skinner (Timothy Leary/Hagbard Celine/Neil Cunningham/Alan Watts)
, Tom Baker (Robert Shea/Aleister Crowley/Saul Goodman)
, Lee Ravitz (Kerry Thornley/George Dorn/Simon Moon)
, Leigh Kelly (Graham Wilson/Goat Man/Greg Hill/Slim Brooks)
, Carrie Marx (Karuna Wilson/Jano Watts/Prunella Gee/Mavis)
, Alan Moore (FUCKUP/Satan/Narration of Ishtar)
, Claudia Boulton (The Goddess Eris/Jacques Vallee/Pederastia)
, Dixie McDevitt (Luna Wilson)
.Author Daisy Eris Campbell. Producer Love & Will Productions. Producer The Cockpit. Director Daisy Eris Campbell. Design Amoeba (Animation/Viral Videos). Lighting Chris Lince. Other John Horabin (animation). Sound Robert Burnham. Design Myra Stuart.