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  • Miranda Prag presents

    An Attempt to Lose Time

    Tue 5 - Wed 6 Dec at 9pm
    Tickets £8 - £12
    Would it be possible to live without time? A playful meditation on time blending the personal and the collective, a questioning of the status quo and an invitation to see time differently.

    Content Notice
    Running Time 75 minutes
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Captioned Performance
    Captioned PerformanceAll shows have captioning integrated into the performance.
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Audio Description
    Audio DescriptionAll performances have creatively integrated audio description. An audio introduction for the show is available here: https://www.mirandaprag.co.uk/audio-introduction
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeSuitable for 12+

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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 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 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.


    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

    Composer/sound designer: Alice Gilmour

    Touring & technical manager: Amy Daniels

    Audio description consultant: Alice Gilmour

    Captioning: Digital 4

    Graphic Design: Stephen Caton & Richhand.co.uk


    Photography: Joe Twigg and Paul Fuller

    Outside eye support (2022 R&D): Theodora van der Beek and Sam Holley-Horseman

    Supported by Arts Council England. Developed with support from Camden People's Theatre, Spot On Lancashire, Rosehill Theatre, Theatre by the Lake and The Dukes. Originally developed on Starting Blocks at CPT.

    Supported by CPT
    Starting Blocks
    "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
    "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 on This Is Just Who I Am
    "Brilliant... Prag is an ace physical comic."
    The Scotsman on This Is Just Who I Am

    “Such a crucial part of the UK theatre ecology… Developing artists and audiences”

    The Guardian