Daisy Eris Campbell

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Daisy Campbell
Born
Daisy Eris Campbell

OccupationWriter, actress, director
Years active1990s–present
Parent(s)Ken Campbell
Prunella Gee

Daisy Eris Campbell (born 1978), is a British writer, actress and theatre director. Daughter of actor and director Ken Campbell and actress and therapist Prunella Gee.[1] She staged The Warp, a revival of Neil Oram's 24-hour play (which her father had directed many times in the late seventies and early eighties) at The Everyman Theatre, Liverpool.[2] Campbell also adapted Robert Anton Wilson’s cult autobiographical book Cosmic Trigger for the stage.[3] She played the role of her mother in the play.[3] Cosmic Trigger is a kind of sequel to her father's adaptation of Robert Anton Wilson's Illuminatus! Allegedly, Daisy was conceived during the original production of Illuminatus! [3] In part, the play of Cosmic Trigger deals with the production of Ken Campbell's adaptation of Illuminatus! in Liverpool in 1976.[3]

In Liverpool, in 2017, she directed the KLF's Welcome to the Dark Ages.[4]

In 2018 Campbell was orchestrating and touring a group reading of the novelist Alistair Fruish's 46,000-word monosyllabic novel around Britain.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nick, Clarke (14 November 2014). "'Illuminatus!' director's daughter returns to play that gave her life".
  2. ^ The House, Via (21 November 2014). "Playing the Cosmic Trigger: An Interview with Daisy Eris Campbell". The Psychedelic Press.
  3. ^ a b c d Coveney, Michael (10 May 2017). "Cosmic Trigger: Ken Campbell's daughter captures Illuminatus! spirit in trippy epic". The Guardian.
  4. ^ Ellen, Barbara (26 August 2017). "KLF Welcome to the Dark Ages". The Guardian.
  5. ^ Cooper, Neil. "Epic four-hour reading of Alistair Fruish's novel is a return to arts as resistance". The Herald Scotland.