- Date :
- 29 May 2013 - 22 June 2013
Epic site–specific adaptation of John Milton’s iconic poem Paradise Lost.
Following Fourth Monkey’s award winning 4.48 Psychosis in London/Edinburgh in 2012, and following their recent success with Project Colony the company returns to the magnificent Trinity Buoy Wharf with this visceral new adaptation of Milton’s epic poem.
Under the direction of the critically acclaimed and award nominated artistic director of Theatre Temoin Ailin Conant, Milton’s classic tale of the battle between good and evil is retold for a contemporary audience in the most atmospheric and exciting of non–traditional theatre spaces.
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.
Director Ailin Conant said of the performance, “Our protagonists in the story are Eve and Satan; kindred spirits whose only fault lay in their inability to obey a law that placed them second to another… It’s a slightly more playful and irreverent take on this epic tale of god–and–war. Rehearsals are very fun and unpredictable, as we work to invent various ways to involve our audience in this site–specific piece. Today as an audience member I was sent to Hell after completing an oral questionnaire in which I admitted to owning a pair of Crocs…”
29th May to 22nd June 2013 | 7.30pm (no mondays)
Matinees Saturdays (3pm)
£16 (£14) & £12 (group 10+)
020 7478 0170 | www.fourthmonkey.co.uk | This show is suitable for ages 16+
“Better to reign in Hell, than to serve in Heaven.” – John Milton, Paradise Lost