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Comic journey through the creation of everything at Skipton Town Hall

A one man staging of Milton's epic Paradise Lost is coming to Skipton Town Hall on Friday as part of the venue's exciting Autumn season.

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost (Lies Unopened Beside Me), by Lost Dog Dance, combines theatre, comedy and movement in a journey through the story of the creation of everything, condensed into 75 minutes.

The show takes place in Skipton Town Hall's Concert Hall on Friday, October 14th, at 7pm.

It is a show which brings you the highlights of this well-known but often forgotten story, beginning with Lucifer's rebellion and ending with Adam and Eve's expulsion from the Garden of Eden.

A single man plays all the characters, creates all the scenes and, despite his best efforts, falls a little short of perfection. Things don't always turn out as planned and as the performer struggles to keep his offstage problems out of the picture, the divine challenges he is trying to represent start to look surprisingly domestic.

The Guardian newspaper described it as "a triumphant gallop through the story of creation" while The Independent wrote: "The comedy is divine, but the images of love and loss are achingly human."

Tickets cost £10 (£6 for concessions) and are available from Skipton Tourist Information Centre, Skipton Town Hall, High Street, Skipton, BD23 1AH, by phoning the TIC on 01756 792809 or online at