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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 Prag 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 poorly-informed commentary on quantum physics, climate change, ancient rituals and Britain’s industrial past, An Attempt to Lose Time sees Miranda leave the city, turn feral, rediscover the sun, fix an obsolete diesel engine and form questionable relationships with moorhens in her quest to escape time.
Developed on Starting Blocks at CPT. Supported by Spot On Lancashire, Rosehill Theatre and Arts Council England.
Lighting design: Amy Daniels
Set design collaborator: Tom Mills
Outside eyes: Theodora van der Beek and Sam Holley-Horseman
"A great local theatre making a massive difference to the local community."
Councillor Jonathan Simpson Camden Council