Plays Directory : Paradise Lost

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    John Milton
  • Overview
    Adapted for the stage from Milton's 17th Century Epic Poem.

    The poem concerns the Judeo-Christian story of the Fall of Man; the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Milton's purpose, stated in Book I, is to "justify the ways of God to men"[1] and elucidate the conflict between God's eternal foresight and free will.

    In the early nineteenth century, the Romantics began to regard Satan as the protagonist of the epic. Milton presents Satan as an ambitious and proud being who defies his creator, omnipotent God, and who wages war on Heaven, only to be defeated and cast down. Indeed, William Blake, a great admirer of Milton and illustrator of the epic poem, said of Milton that "he was a true Poet, and of the Devil's party without knowing it."[2] Some commentators regard the character of Satan as a precursor of the Byronic hero.

    Milton incorporates Paganism, classical Greek references and Christianity within the story. The poem grapples with many difficult theological issues, including fate, predestination, and the Trinity.

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3 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Rohan McDermott
Rohan McDermott
Lighting Programmer
2018, Lighting Programmer
Silk Street Theatre
James McKeogh
James McKeogh
Lighting Technician
2018, Lighting Designer
Silk Street Theatre
Ben Cook
Ben Cook
Deputy Stage Manager
2018, Production Manager
Silk Street Theatre
Lois Sime
Lois Sime
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, Stage Manager
Silk Street Theatre
Harry Harrington
2018, Schnabel
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Charlotte Blandford
2018, Clara
Georgia Rose
Georgia Rose
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, Deputy Stage Manager
Silk Street Theatre
Ayanna Coleman-Potempa
2017, Libby
Drama Centre London
David Sherman
David Sherman
Production Manager
2017, Production Manager
National and International tour
Abigail Palmer
Abigail Palmer
Assistant Stage Manager
2017, Assistant Stage Manager
Silk Street Theatre
Jamie Myers
Jamie Myers
Actor
2017, Ben Gordon
Lorraine Kearin
Lorraine Kearin
Assistant Stage Manager
2014, SM
Charlie Tantam
2014, Kewpie
Daniel Chrisostomou
2013, Death
Trinity Buoy Wharf
Sam Adamson
Sam Adamson
Actor
2013, Abdiel / Ensemble
Trinity Buoy Wharf
Sadie Clark
Sadie Clark
Actor
2013, Gabriel/Ensemble
Trinity Buoy Wharf
Francesca Heraghty-Smith
2013, Sin
Trinity Buoy Wharf
Pablo Fernandez Baz
Pablo Fernandez Baz
Lighting Designer
2013, Lighting Designer
Pablo Fernandez Baz
Pablo Fernandez Baz
Lighting Designer
2013, Lighting designer
Trinity Buoy Wharf
Mollie Lambert
2013, Satan (as Cherub)
Trinity Buoy Wharf