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Paradise Lost

This show has now closed, please visit our London Shows page for a full list of current productions.

About the Show Less...

Here at least we shall be free. Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven. Read More >

Defeated in battle and exiled from heaven, Satan burns in a lake of fire with his army of rebels around him. Consumed with envy, he plots his bitter revenge – to destroy God’s delight in his newest creation. During his hunt for Paradise on Earth, Satan sweet-talks his way out of hell and tricks his way across the universe to tempt Eve and seduce humanity. Paradise Lost, the greatest epic poem in the English language, is a richly theatrical vision of the Fall of Mankind. As exhilarating as it is profound, Milton’s extraordinary masterpiece is brought to life in Rupert Goold’s ambitious production which played to record audiences and huge acclaim when it was first presented in 2004. N.B. Due to the nature of the material, Paradise Lost contains scenes of nudity and is not suitable for younger children.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 27/06/2006

Closing Night: 01/07/2006

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Cast & Creative


Director - Rupert Goold

Designer - Ben Stones

Sound - Adam Cork

Author - John Milton

About Hackney Empire

291 Mare Street, London, United Kingdom, E8 1EJ

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