Reviews

REVIEWS

Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)

★★★★★ A virtuoso tour de force
Neil Norman, The Stage

★★★★★ Achieves great things 
Luke Jennings, The Observer

★★★★★ The comedy is divine, but the images of love and loss are achingly human
Zoe Anderson, The Independent

★★★★★ A heavenly new take on Milton
Lyndsey Winship, The Evening Standard

★★★★★ Sublime, ridiculous, hilarious

Deborah Sims, Stagetalk Magazine

★★★★ Duke crafted a beautiful piece of theatre which firmly cemented Paradise Lost’s rightful place in the 21st century
Lara Carroll & Alexei Warshawski, The Boar

★★★★ funny and touching…perfectly pitched and engagingly delivered performance
Lynette Halewood, DanceTabs

 

★★★★ Entertaining show with perfectly pitched musical choices…captures an uplifting sense of its grandiosity
Scott Hammond, The Fix

 

★★★★ Witty text and angular dance render conflicts as personal and most profound
Mary Brennan, The Herald

★★★★ Duke Makes Milton Speak to The Modern World
Kelly Apter, The Scotsman

★★★★★ Brilliant dance theatre ode to the clumsy and crushing art of creation
Lucy Ribchester, The List

A richly textured and finely crafted re-telling of the Creation
Nicholas Minns, Writing About Dance

Full of energy and aesthetically astounding
Harriet Porter, The Guardian

All done on a shoestring but with great heart…Duke is quite the magical deviser
Vera Liber, British Theatre Guide

a rare achievement of emotional scale using the simplest tools
Ka Bradly, Exeunt Magazine

the most adventurous and innovative of solo performances
Graham Watts, DanceTabs

a triumphant gallop through the story of creation 
Judith Mackrell, The Guardian

comic yet touching
Donald Hutera, The Times

In the role of God, with an interlude of Adam in a bodystocking and fig leaf, Ben is sometimes ridiculous, sometimes hilarious and always thought provoking
Peter Graystone, The Church Times

physically beautiful and conceptually strong
Rowena Hawkins, Plays to See

Like Rabbits

a strikingly elegant and funny piece of dance theatre
Judith Mackrell, The Guardian

a taut and sensitive dance piece
Anastasia Bow-Bertrand, Cambridge News

charming and thought-provoking
Graham Watts, londondance.com

Stunningly staged and beautifully lit, Like Rabbits is taught, compact and moving
Latest 7

…a sad and absorbing demonstration of how that dizzy, us­-against­-the­-world feeling inevitably diminishes over time
The Independent

Duke’s choreography is gorgeously inventive
bachtrack

It Needs Horses & Home for Broken Turns

…profoundly moving and exquisitely crafted…the very best of dance and theatre
Total Theatre on It Needs Horses & Home for Broken Turns

dark, moody, revelatory, rich, and complex
Fringe Review

Spell-blindingly magnificent
Graham Watts

Beautifully orchestrated…and thoroughly entertaining.
Sunday Express

Simultaneously raw and slick, Lost Dog have created a work that hits the mark on every level.
The Stage (on The Drowner)

A brave foray into the dark underbelly of the real world
The Metro


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