Paradise Lost (Lies Unopened Beside Me)

21/06/2024 - 22/06/2024

6:30 pm

Smurfit Theatre


Photo credit: Zoe Manders

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Firkin Crane Theatre, Cork: Paradise Lost (Lies Unopened Beside Me)

Presented by Dance Cork Firkin Crane and Cork Midsummer Festival

★★★★★ The Independent
★★★★★ The Evening Standard
★★★★★ The Observer

Lost Dog presents an award-winning re-telling of the creation of everything inspired by Milton’s Paradise Lost – told through words, music and movement.

Hailed by The Guardian as one of the best dance performances of the 21st century, this one-man show is for anyone who has created anything (child, garden, paper aeroplane) and then watched it spiral out of control. Conceived. directed and performed by Ben Duke, who brings vividly to life the often forgotten and misunderstood story from the rebellion of the angeIs to the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. 13+ Strong language

Winner - The National Dance Critic’s Award for Outstanding Male Performance for Ben Duke.
'An enchanting and very funny show '- The Independent
'A brilliant dance theatre ode to the clumsy and crushing art of creation' - The List

Lost Dog is an award-winning dance/theatre company based in rural East Sussex and led by Artistic Director Ben Duke who finds the ordinary in the extraordinary, making classic works entirely relatable to modern audiences, seeing tragedy and comedy in the everyday - genuine, laugh-out-loud entertainment, while also breaking hearts.

Conceived, directed and performed by Ben Duke Associate Artist Raquel Meseguer Zafe
Light & Set Design Jackie Shemesh
Production Manager David Sherman
Executive Producer Daisy Drury Producer Emma Evans

Originally created in 2015. Co-commissioned by The Place and Battersea Arts Centre with further commissioning 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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