Wild Time: A Theatrical Novel at CPT

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Thursday 25 February 2021 at 8.30pm

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Presented by Rose Biggin & Keir Cooper

Wild Time is a punk prose revision of ​A Midsummer Night’s Dream​, reimagining Shakespeare’s narratives of pleasure and power — told with humour, mythology, and erotic acrobatics on an astronomical scale.

This is a 2 part event. One ticket will include the theatrical novel and access to the live discussion event on Thursday 25 February.

Your copy of the theatrical novel will be sent in the post.

This book is a collaborative project from two experimental theatre artists who work with radical adaptation, literature and histories: between them, productions include a Don Quijote remix (Guardian, Time Out ★★★★), queer flamenco-theatre on the Spanish Revolution, and a performance of poledance and electric guitar, feat. live art veteran Penny Arcade.

On 25th Feb you’re invited to hang out with the makers, who’ll be having an online conversation with director and dramaturg Emma Jude Harris. Emma makes work across the boundaries of forms including opera, early modern theatre and new writing, and is interested in dismantling notions of genre, decolonising the canon, and applying contemporary theatre practice to ‘classic’ texts in order to interrogate their relevance.

Running times (approximate): 200 pages (4.5 hours). Online conversation: 1 hour.

We’d recommend booking early in order to receive Wild Time comfortably in advance of the live event.


The novel contains strong sexual imagery and – separately – brief violence.

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The company does not feel the performance contains any health warnings.

If you have any other questions or enquiries that are not covered here please do get in touch by emailing James, our General Manager on [email protected]

About the artists

Rose Biggin and Keir Cooper are writers and theatre artists living in London. Rose’s short fiction has been published by Jurassic London, Abaddon Books and Egaeus Press. Their previous collaboration ​BADASS GRAMMAR: A Pole/Guitar Composition in Exploded View​ premiered at The Yard Theatre, toured nationally and was selected for Experimentica international live art festival.

Emma Jude Harris is a director, dramaturg, and researcher who makes work across the boundaries of forms including opera, early modern theatre, and new writing. Directing credits include ​The Agency​ (Tête à Tête), ​Cabildo​ (Arcola), ​sorry did I wake you​ (Tristan Bates), and ​The Telephone​ (digital stream). Credits as research consultant include ​Absolute Hell​ (National Theatre) and ​Venice Preserved​ (Royal Shakespeare Company). She is the co-director of Global Origins, a platform and network for international, multicultural, and diasporic artists.

Twitter: ​@rosebiggin   | @asweetniche   | @HeyEmJude 

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