AN ATTEMPT TO LOSE TIME
AN ATTEMPT TO LOSE TIME
Before the railways, there was no such thing as ‘the’ time. Villages and towns had their own local times. Time was decided by the sun, and all people had to do was look at it.
200 years later, Miranda can’t stop thinking about time.
What time it is, how long she’s got, how long she’s been doing something, how long she should have been doing it, what time she needs to wake up, how long it will take to get there, how long she’ll have to sleep, is that long enough, and how long is left?
Does it have to be this way? It hasn’t always been this way. It isn’t this way for everyone. What if she decided to stop living like this? Would life be better?
Would it be possible to live without time? And what is time anyway?
Featuring musings on climate change, quantum physics, the destruction of humanity and dinosaurs, this playful, surreal and surprising solo show sees Miranda leave the city, take to the canals, travel to a remote Scottish island and form questionable relationships with moorhens in her quest to escape time.
Developed with support from Arts Council England, Camden People's Theatre, Spot On Lancashire, The Dukes and Theatre by the Lake.
“Utterly hilarious…charming, funny and darkly comic. A very memorable piece which will stick in the mind long after other shows have been confined to brain-dust.” FringeReview (This Is Just Who I Am)
“Brilliant…Prag is an ace physical comic.” The Scotsman (This Is Just Who I Am)
Created and performed by: Miranda Prag
Produced by: Veronika Diamond
Supporting director: Anoushka Bonwick
Movement director: William Lang
Set design: Tom Mills & Miranda Prag
Lighting design: Amy Daniels
Costume design: Katie Duxbury
Sound design: Alice Gilmour
Touring & technical manager: Amy Daniels
Audio description: Alice Gilmour
Captioning: Digital 4
Graphic Design: Stephen Caton & Richard Hand
Photography: Joe Twigg and Paul Fuller
Outside eye support (2022 R&D): Theodora van der Beek and Sam Holley-Horsem
"A wonderful weaving of ancient and current ideas...Miranda's humour and personality came through. I loved it!" Audience member on An Attempt to Lose Time
"A really intriguing project that, like all Miranda’s work, deep-dives into a complex and captivating topic that other artists might easily overlook." Brian Logan, Artistic Director, CPT on An Attempt to Lose Time
"A fantastic show. Miranda is a joy to listen to and I urge everyone to take time out to watch this." Robert Howell, Co-Director, Spot On Lancashire on An Attempt to Lose Time
About the artist
Miranda Prag is a solo performance maker and canal dweller based in the North West. Her work looks at big themes on a minute scale, unpacking the building blocks of everyday life and questioning concepts that are often taken for granted using autobiography, documentary, movement, striking visuals, audience interaction, self-satire and irony.
Tom Thumb Theatre, 2A Eastern Esplanade, CT9 2LB Margate
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