Theatre review: Paradise: Lost
Theatre review: Paradise: Lost

Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Paradise: Lost, reviewed by The Scotsman’s David Pollock ★★ Recasting the biblical story of The Fall (via Milton’s version) as a tale set in a contemporary imagined dystopia, the pious Adam and very human Evelyn are presented here as a pair of chastened sinners incarcerated in their bedroom. Adam is …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe theatre review: Paradise: Lost, reviewed by The Scotsman’s David Pollock

★★

Recasting the biblical story of The Fall (via Milton’s version) as a tale set in a contemporary imagined dystopia, the pious Adam and very human Evelyn are presented here as a pair of chastened sinners incarcerated in their bedroom. Adam is willing to conform with their zealous captors while Evelyn secretly conducts an affair with the corrupted, fallen Malice, an avatar for Lucifer.

The direction, performances and staging are all capable, but it’s one of those inexperienced young Fringe company shows which serves the high concept well, yet with little trace of deeper intent or meaning.

TheSpace on Niddry Street (Venue 9), run ended

Published in The Scotsman on 29 August 2015

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