Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)

There is a possibility that God made everything because he was terrified of doing nothing.

Here is a re-telling of the story of the beginning of everything inspired by Milton’s Paradise Lost – told through words, music and the easily misunderstood medium of dance.

A show for anyone who has ever created anything (a child, a garden, a paper aeroplane) and then had to watch that wonderful thing spiral out of control.

★★★★★ A heavenly new take on Milton (The Evening Standard)

★★★★ A triumphant gallop through the story of creation (The Guardian)

This work premiered in 2015 at Battersea Arts Centre and went on to run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2015 where it was shortlisted for a Total Theatre Award (Innovation, Experimentation and Playing with Form category).

Conceived, directed & performed by Ben Duke, Light & set design: Jackie Shemesh, Artistic collaborator: Raquel Meseguer, Producer: Emily Gorrod-Smith, Production Manager: Ian Moore, Technician: Seth Rook-Williams

 

Tour Dates

16.03.18
Kemnay Village Hall, 8 Aquithie Rd, Kemnay, Inverurie AB51 5SS, UK
10.03.18
The Centre, Newlyn, Penzance TR18 5AR, UK
09.03.18
AMATA, Penryn Campus, Treliever Road, Penryn TR10 9FE, United Kingdom
08.03.18
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Ln, Calstock PL18 9QX, UK
 
 

Partners

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

 

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Upcoming Dates

08.03.18
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Ln, Calstock PL18 9QX, UK
09.03.18
AMATA, Penryn Campus, Treliever Road, Penryn TR10 9FE, United Kingdom
10.03.18
The Centre, Newlyn, Penzance TR18 5AR, UK
16.03.18
Kemnay Village Hall, 8 Aquithie Rd, Kemnay, Inverurie AB51 5SS, UK

Past Dates

26.05.15 - 27.05.15
Battersea Arts Centre, Battersea Arts Centre Lavender Hill London, SW11 5TN
01.06.15
Pulse Festival, Civic Dr, Ipswich IP1 2AS, United Kingdom
18.09.15 - 19.09.15
The Hay Barn, Polegate, United Kingdom
09.10.15 - 10.10.15
The Place, 17 Duke's Rd, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9PY
15.10.15
Bath ICIA, The Edge University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY
17.10.15
Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival, Bournemouth BH1 2BU, United Kingdom
19.11.15
The North Wall Arts Centre, S Parade, Oxford OX2 7JN, United Kingdom
20.11.15 - 21.11.15
RADAR @ Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Rd, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 8LJ
03.03.17 - 07.03.17
Theatre de la Ville, 2 Place du Châtelet, 75001 Paris, France
01.12.17
Manton Village Hall, Lyndon Rd, Manton, Oakham LE15 8SR, UK
02.12.17
Tutbury Village Hall, 2 Monk St, Tutbury, Burton-on-Trent DE13 9NA, UK