Ustinov Studio

Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)

Conceived, directed & performed by Ben Duke
  • 8 - 9 July
Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me)

Event Information

Evenings 8pm

Thu 8 — Fri 9 Jul

There is a possibility that God made everything because he was terrified of doing nothing.

Here is a retelling 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.

Ben Duke has created work for Rambert, Dance Umbrella and Phoenix Dance Theatre. In 2016 Ben won the National Dance Critics Award for Outstanding Male Performance for Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me).

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “The comedy is divine, but the images of love and loss are achingly human” Independent

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Heavenly” Evening Standard

Warning: This trailer contains strong language


Thursday 8 & Friday 9 July 2021

Evenings 8pm

Matinee Friday 9 July 2.30pm

Tickets £18.50

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies

The Ustinov foyer and bar are open from one hour prior to the performance.

Doors open approximately 15 minutes prior to the performance unless otherwise stated.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets CAN  be shown on smartphones or tablets upon entry

The Box Office at the Ustinov Studio is open from approximately 30 minutes prior to each performance.

There is a lift from the Foyer to the Stalls level of the Ustinov Studio. Access to the Circle level is by stair access only.

Full terms and conditions for ticket bookings can be found here