Re-connect with Paradise Lost

2017 marks the 350th publication of John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost. Seizing the opportunity to re-connect with the poem, the Milton Mummers’ theatre group has created a production that will introduce audiences to the crafty plotting of the likes of Belial, Moloch and Beelzebub.

The poem is based on the temptation of Adam and Eve in Genesis 3. The Mummers’ production, directed by Thomas Bewley, will feature a backdrop to the creation of Milton’s masterpiece in the turbulent 17th century.
There will be six performances in Oxfordshire, starting at the John Wesley Methodist Church in New Inn Hall Street on October 5, followed by the New Barn, Christ Church, North Abingdon (October 12), St Mary’s, Witney (October 14), St Helen’s, Abingdon (October 17), St Peter and St Paul in Wantage (October 18), and finishing at the Friends’ Meeting House in St Giles, Oxford on October 20. An additional reading will take place on October 7 at Milton’s Cottage in Chalfont St Giles.

Image of Adam and Eve by Tom Bower

Image of Adam and Eve by Tom Bower