AN AWARD-WINNING one man show is coming to Dorset for one night only.

Paradise Lost (Lies Unopened Beside Me) will be performed at Martinstown Village Hall near Dorchester on Saturday, March 24.

Fronted by artistic director and National Dance Critics winner Ben Duke, dance/theatre company Lost Dog has been performing this show to critical acclaim, including a sell-out performance in Dorset last year with Artsreach.

Through a new initiative launched to encourage more contemporary dance companies to visit village halls and community venues around the country, Lost Dog returns to Dorset this Spring for another one-off special as part of the Artsreach programme. Providing high quality professional performances in rural communities throughout the year, the Artsreach 2018 season is supported by local solicitors Blanchards Bailey.

A one-man staging of Milton’s epic Paradise Lost, this production combines theatre, comedy and music with the easily misunderstood medium of dance in a journey through the story of the creation of everything.

Ben said: “It’s a show for anyone who has created anything (child, garden, paper aeroplane) and then watched it spiral out of control.”

Beginning with Lucifer’s rebellion and ending with Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the Garden of Eden, Duke plays all the characters, creates all the scenes and, despite his best efforts, falls a little short of perfection in this physical theatre performance.

*Paradise Lost (Lies Unopened Beside Me), Martinstown Village Hall, Saturday, March 24, 7.30pm. Call 01305 889963 for tickets or buy them online at