Warn Them of the Danger is A theatrical, visceral collage exploring the boundaries of violence and belief and indeed theatre itself based upon the 1957 story of ‘alien contactee’ James Cooke, from Runcorn, Cheshire.

Written by Claire Monica Burgess and Raymond Waring, with music by Peter Cattermoul.

Performed by Raymond Waring

Drawing from the lives, manifestos and works of James Cooke, Sankichi Toga, Flying Saucer Review, Jack the Ripper, C.A. Conrad, Yoko Ono, Kathy Chang(e), and Daniel J. Clay.

On 7th September 1957, James Cooke, a furniture salesman, claimed to have been taken from Runcorn, Cheshire by aliens to a planet named Zomdic in a distant galaxy. on Zomdic he is given a stark message for the human race – ‘Warn them of the danger’.

On his ‘return’ to Earth, Cooke founded ‘The Church of Aquarius’ in Runcorn, dedicated to warning the human race of the danger of nuclear weapons and the destruction of the planet’s ecology.

First performed at the Horse Hospital, London in 2019.

Event Date: Monday 20th May 2024

Categories: Festival | Ticketed

Contact Details: Writing on the Wall, Tel: 0151 703 0020

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