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Lost Dog present 'Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)'

in association with Dance Reading

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 created anything (child, garden, paper aeroplane) and then watched it spiral out of control.

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

Presented on tour by House Theatre

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

Age guidance: 13+
Running time: 75 mins (no interval)


Written by Ben Duke

Co-Directed by Lucy Morrison and Ben Duke

Performed by TBC

Lighting & Set Design by Jackie Shemesh

Casting Director: Arthur Carrington

Artistic Collaborator: Raquel Meseguer Zafe

Production Manager: David Sherman

Technical Stage Manager: Rachel Bowen

Executive Producer: Daisy Drury

Producer: Emma Evans

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

The Independent

'A heavenly new take on Milton'

Evening Standard

'Paradise Lost... achieves great things with brilliant economy of means.'

The Observer