CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers).
Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April and May is actually postponed or cancelled. Pantomimes are possible but a few venues and shows may not return and larger venues and tours are unlikely to re-appear before 2021 though we have some hope for some panto ....
Paradise Lost tells the story of Lucifer and his fallen angels' defeat in the war in heaven, their subsequent plunge into Hell and, once there, their malevolent regrouping. There follows the great journey of Satan through deep space to the newly made planet Earth and his temptation of Eve in the Garden of Eden, leading to the Fall of Mankind. Using Milton's words almost exclusively, the production uses ensemble physical theatre techniques to create the epic monsters and angels depicted in the text, with characters including a faceless and unpredictable blob ?chaos' and ukulele-playing angels Zephron and Ithuriel. The immersive design by Zahea Mansouri invites audiences to experience both ?heaven' and ?hell', while ?Eden' plays home to an apple cider bar that is open throughout the show. World Premiere. Running time: approx. 2hrs (with interval). Suitable for ages 16+ AuthorMilton.CompanyFourth Monkey.DirectorAilin Conant.DesignZahra Mansouri.LightingPablo Fernandez-Baz.SoundJamie Flockton.DirectorAngela Gasparetto (movement).