Pigspurt's Child

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Pigspurt's Child

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Written and performed by Daisy Campbell

Daisy Campbell’s surreal and comedic one-woman is a new and wonderfully funny romp through Ken Campbell’s legacy of lunacy from the unique perspective of his daughter. Join Daisy in her mesmerising and alarming quest to make peace with the gap her father has left behind.

Please note that the title of the show has recently changed from Pigspurt's Child to Pigspurt’s Daughter

‘A fond memoir, and a stunning comedic exorcism. Seekers: seek it!’ Terry Johnson, playwright of Hampstead Theatre Productions Ken, Prism and Hysteria.

Having grown up repeatedly watching her father’s one-man shows (cheaper than a babysitter), Daisy is now marking the 10 year anniversary of her dad’s death with a Campbellian monologue of her own. Pigspurt’s Daughter follows her quest to go farther than her father – when Pigspurt, the daemonic side of Ken’s personality, is summoned by Daisy through an accidental act of gastromancy, the rectal invocation of dead spirits, and there’s no telling what he might goad her to do…

This ‘Ken Campbell was one of the most unclassifiable talents in British Theatre in the last half century’ The Guardian Obituary, 2008

Daisy Campbell has become a noted counter-culture figure since adapting and staging Robert Anton Wilson's Cosmic Trigger in 2014 and 2017 in Liverpool and London to great acclaim. Last year she also directed The KLF’s comeback, Welcome to the Dark Ages. She worked with her father for many years on productions, notably directing the world’s longest play The Warp, and a West-End run of Macbeth in Pidgin English, Makbed. Her talks and events are garnering a nationwide cult following. This is her first full-blown one-woman show. 

A further day of tributes to Ken Campbell ‘School of Ken’ follows on Saturday 1 September.

Details

Name: Pigspurt's Child
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £10.00
Member: £10.00
Senior 60+: £8.00
Student: £7.00
Registered Unemployed: £7.00
Under 18: £7.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
boxoffice@bl.uk