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Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) — Lost Dog / Ben Duke


  • 15.00 De Werf
  • 16.15 Expected end time
  • English spoken


Solo dance theatre to John Milton's epic Paradise Lost

In Paradise Lost dancer and theatre-maker Ben Duke presents a one-man version of the eponymous epic poem by 17th-century English poet John Milton. The poem describes Lucifer's rebellion against God, his banishment to Hell, his appearance as a snake in Paradise, the temptation of Eve, and the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise. After its premiere at the Battersea Arts Centre (London), the performance became a huge hit at the Edinburgh Festival. Paradise Lost is not only a brilliant piece of comic dance theatre, it is also an ode to the clumsy and crushing art of creation. Dancer and theatre-maker Ben Duke studied at the Guildford School of Acting and the London Contemporary Dance School. He subsequently took a degree in English literature at Newcastle University. He and his company Lost Dog work at the interface of text, live music, movement and dance. 

Program and performers


Ben Duke: direction, concept & performance
Raquel Meseguer: artistic advisor
Jackie Shemesh: lighting design & scenography
Tessa Howell: producer
Dave Sherman: production manager
Tal Weinstein: tourmanager

production: Lost Dog
coproduction: The Place (London), Battersea Arts Centre (London), ICIA University (Bath)
with the support of The Point (Eastleigh), South East Dance (Brighton), the National Lottery & Arts Council England


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Cultuurcentrum Brugge and Vrijstaat O. / De Werf

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