Presented by Lost Dog

19th July to 23rd July . 7:30pm to 8:50pm . Age recommendation 14+
£15 Full Price (£10 Concession) · £10 Restricted View (£8 Concession)

"A heavenly new take on Milton"
★★★★★ Evening Standard. 

A one man staging of Milton’s epic Paradise Lost. Forget whatever came into your head when you read that and prepare to be surprised, to laugh out loud, to be moved. And much more. 

Combining theatre, comedy and movement this is a journey through the story of the creation of everything condensed into 75 minutes. 

A show which brings you the highlights of this well known but often forgotten story beginning with Lucifer’s rebellion and ending with Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the garden of Eden. A single man plays all the characters, creates all the scenes and, despite his best efforts, falls a little short of perfection. 

Conceived, directed and performed by Ben Duke
Artistic Advisor Raquel Meseguer

Co-commissioned by The Place and Battersea Arts Centre with further commissioning support from ICIA Bath University. Developed with support from The Point, Eastleigh and South East Dance. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Ben Duke is a Work Place artist.

They like it

  • a virtuoso tour-de-force

    ***** The Stage

  • The comedy is divine, but the images of love and loss are achingly human

    ***** The Independent

  • A triumphant gallop through the story of creation

    ****. The Guardian

  • Like all the best fringe productions, Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) achieves great things with brilliant economy of means

    ***** The Observer

  • Eat + Drink

    Food will be available before and during this event. Order at the bar from 5pm.

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