Tickets Now Available for Cosmic Trigger Play

Cosmic Trigger Oliver Senton as Robert Anton Wilson

Cosmic Trigger Oliver Senton as Robert Anton Wilson

Tickets are now on sale for Robert Anton Wilson’s Cosmic Trigger:The Play by Daisy Eris Campbell based onWilson’s seminal counter-culture text on brain change and ‘vision questing’, Cosmic Trigger: The Final Secret of the Illuminati.

Thanks to successfully surpassing their crowd-funding goal of £23,000, the Cosmic Trigger play will open – as planned – on the weekend of November 22nd and 23rd in Liverpool before moving to London for a run 26-29th November.

Bringing the ideas, warmth and magic of Wilson’s writing to a wider audience, the world premiere performance of the play will be the main event at a two day ‘Conferestival’ in Liverpool, featuring comedians, writers, artists and musicians celebrating the work, ideas, philosophy and twinkling brilliance of the late author, poet, sage and self-proclaimed holy fool, Robert Anton Wilson.

Performers and Prometheans at the Conferestival include comedians Robin Ince and Nina Conti; authors John Higgs (The KLF: Chaos Magic and the Band Who Burned A Million Pounds), Robert Temple (The Sirius Mystery), CJ Stone (Fierce Dancing)and producer, film-maker and one-time Killing Joke member, Youth, with many more names to be announced in the coming days.

The crowd-fund target was reached with help and support from all over the planet – including counter-culture heroes Douglas Rushkoff and John Sinclair, Oscar winner Jim Broadbent, artists Jamie Reid and Jimmy Cauty, writers including Alan Moore and John Higgs, musicians including Tool and Cold Cut, ardent fans and the cosmically-curious who gave their support and their seed money to the campaign. Sometimes magic really DOES happen…

With the fiery ball of energy and smarts that is the show’s inventor and writer, Daisy Eris Campbell, at the helm, (daughter of the late-legendary theatrical maverick Ken Campbell), Cosmic Trigger will be a long-awaited sequel to her father’s Illuminatus, and a re-kindling of Campbellian Capers in Liverpool.

In 1976 Ken Campbell inaugurated the Science Fiction Theatre of Liverpool with its first production: Robert Anton Wilson’s cult conspiracy classicIlluminatus! The play and the novel that it was based on irrevocably changed the lives of all who were involved, both performers and audiences, and wound up opening The Cottesloe at the National Theatre.

This non-fiction sequel recounts a period of Robert Anton Wilson’s life when he journeyed through what he called “Chapel Perilous” befriending the likes of Timothy Leary, Alan Watts and William Burroughs, and experimenting with Crowley rituals and LSD with some mind-blowing results. This epic-scale production also takes us backstage to meet Ken and the gang as they stage Illuminatus. Music, projections, and a voice-over by Alan Moore evoke the real­-life hallucinogenic trip through conspiracy, paranoia and enlightenment that transformed Wilson from a simple Playboy editor into the influential counter-cultural figure he is today.





Saturday 22nd/Sunday 23rd November

VENUE: The Camp and Furnace, 67 Greenland St, Liverpool, Merseyside. L1 0BY (0)151 708 2890

Conferestival opens with the play on Saturday at 2.23pm and closes late on Sunday night

Cosmic Trigger play + Discordian Ball + Find the Others Conferestival, two days including the play £69

Full Line Up details to follow soon


LIVERPOOL: 2:23pm (opening the Conferestival) & 7:30pm

Play only: £23/£13 concessions

VENUE: The Camp and Furnace, 67 Greenland St, Liverpool, Merseyside. L1 0BY (0)151 708 2890


VENUE: The Lost Theatre, 208 Wandsworth Rd, London SW8 2JU, tel (0)207 622 9208

Dates: 26th – 29th November

Times: 19.00 + matinee on the 29th Nov at 13.00


£33/Concessions £23

Online: Full £33 + £4.13 fees/Concession £23 + £2.88 fees

Telephone: Full £33 + £1.65 fees/Concession £23 + £1.15 fees

Box Office: 0207 720 6897

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