Photo credit: Zoe Manders
Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) by Lost Dog
Strike A Light, working with Gloucester Cathedral & Air in G present
Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)
by Lost Dog
Fri 19 May 7.30pm
Chapter House, Gloucester Cathedral
Tickets £10 click here
A one man staging of Milton’s epic Paradise Lost and not like whatever came into your head when you read the first bit of that sentence.
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.
A show for anyone who has created anything (child, garden, paper aeroplane) and then watched it spiral out of control.
“Brilliant dance theatre” – The List ★★★★★
“Divine” – The Independent ★★★★★
“Achieves great things” -The Observer ★★★★★
“A virtuoso tour de force” –The Stage ★★★★★
“A heavenly new take on Milton'” – Evening Standard ★★★★★
“Sublime, ridiculous, hilarious” – Stagetalk Magazine ★★★★★
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.
Conceived, directed and performed by Ben Duke Artistic Advisor: Raquel Meseguer
Light & Set Design: Jackie Shemesh
Producer: Tess Howell
Production Manager (creation): Ian Moore
Production Manager (touring): Dave Sherman
Duration: approx. 75 minutes, no interval
Latecomers will not be admitted to this performance. Please arrive in plenty of time. Refunds will not be given in lieu of late arrivals.