Paradise Lost

Bloomshed tackles God.

Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy

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. 

Bloomshed creates 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.

“BLOOMSHED HAVE ESTABLISHED THEMSELVES FIRMLY AS EXPERTS IN REANIMATING CLASSIC TEXTS TO CREATE CUTTING, POLITICAL CONTEMPORARY THEATRE.”  THEATRE PEOPLE

“POLITICAL THEATRE DREDGED FROM THE CRISIS OF LATE CAPITALISM”  THE AGE

“GENRE-DEFYING”  THEATRE NOW SYDNEY  

Approximate running time: 60mins

Auslan interpreted performances will occur on Thursday 28 July.

For wheelchair and accessible bookings please contact: ticketing@darebin.vic.gov.au.


Creative Team

Created by James Jackson, Elizabeth Brennan, Justin Gardam, John Collopy, James Malcher, Emily O'Connor, Edan Goodall and Zachary Dunbar.

Sound Designer/Dramaturg: Justin Gardam
Lighting Designer: John Collopy
Set Designer: Nathan Burmeister
Producer: Sophie Ashkanasy
Associate Producer: Ana Zhang
Stage Manager: Ashleigh Walwyn

Eve: Elizabeth Brennan
Adam: Edan Goodall
Satan: James Jackson
The Scribe: Anna Louey
Our Lord God John Milton: James Malcher
Archangel Michael: Emily O’Connor
Jesus/Harpsichord: Zachary Dunbar
Standby Cover: Laura Aldous

Image by Gregory Lorenzutti

20 Jul 22 - 30 Jul 22
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Multi-date
Wed - Sat 8pm | Sun 5pm | Sat 30 July 2pm
Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre
189 High St, Northcote 3070
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$35 Full | $28 Conc. | $30 Darebin Residents | $15 Blak Tix
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