Approx. 60 mins no interval
Adaptation of John Milton’s poem Paradise Lost by Ben Duke
Camera Direction & Production
Lighting Camera - William Knights
Lost Dog’s award-winning, critically acclaimed Paradise Lost (lies unopened beside me) is a one-man adaptation of Milton’s epic poem and is conceived, directed and performed by Ben Duke for Lost Dog.
“The comedy is divine, but the images of love and loss are achingly human” ★★★★★ The Independent
Our creative approach was to put a camera on stage that would become another character. This character would be the viewer at home and Ben would address them directly throughout.
We achieved this with having our camera operator Tim, where an easyrig device and he was called cued on and off stage when needed. There was also a live audience in the theatre and at the start, Ben introduced the two audiences to each other. We did this to break any illusions and make clear our intentions. The reaction from the live audience was a great one, they really bought into the camera as a ‘character’ on stage.
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