About Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)

5 Stars

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

The Independent

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...

About Lost Dog

Artistic Director: Ben Duke
Executive Producer: Daisy Drury
Producer: Emma Evans

“We began with an idea and we continue to wrestle with it, to say what needs to be said and dance the rest.”


Lost Dog is an award-winning dance/theatre company based in rural East Sussex and led by director/choreographer Ben Duke. They treasure and celebrate the temporary community that is created when people share time, space and air in a theatre - whether that theatre is a village hall or a major metropolitan opera house. Their works on stage defy categorisation but at their heart there is usually a familiar story or (often venerated) classic text which is retold, re-imagined or reinvented through words, music and movement.

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Lost Dog Company Website

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