PARADISE LOST – Bloomshed tackles God

“Bloomshed have established themselves firmly as experts in reanimating classic texts to create cutting, political contemporary theatre,”Theatre People

A delightfully self-aware, satirical take on Milton’s classic epic poem, writers James Jackson and Elizabeth Brennan (Animal Farm, Bad News) join forces with Darebin Speakeasy to transform John Milton’s 17th century poem to reflect the dystopian post-paradise that is 2022 in Paradise Lost, at Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre from 20 – 30 July.

Adam and Eve are really digging Paradise. They’re happy, super happy in their airtight bubbleland. There’s no judgement here. No shame. It’s the perfect place for some relentless fornication. But nothing this good lasts long.

Satan’s sick of the cherubs getting stuck in the ventilation shafts. He tries to complain but God chucks him out. In hell, a napalm covered wonderland, Satan hatches a master plan. And so the fall begins.

Paradise Lost is a satirical adaptation about the narcissism of creation and our fading hope for the future by Melbourne’s Bloomshed, who create cutting edge, political satire, energising classic texts through physical comedy and outrageous dance breaks. Paradise Lost is a whirlwind ride through creation: it took God seven days, it’ll take us just under an hour.

Paradise Lost
Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy
Created by James Jackson, Elizabeth Brennan, Justin Gardam, John Collopy, James Malcher, Emily O’Connor and Edan Goodall

20 – 30 July 2022

Wed to Sat 8pm I Sun 5pm I Sat 30 July 2pm
Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre
$35 Adult | $28 Conc. | $30 Darebin resident | $15 Blak Tix

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Approximate running time: 60 mins. For wheelchair and accessible bookings, please contact

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