PARADISE LOST

Producer: Bloomshed
Writer: Bloomshed
Directed By: Bloomshed

COMEDY! CHAOS! CONFETTI!

Synopsis

Adam and Eve are really digging Paradise. They’re happy, super happy in their airtight bubbleland. There’s no judgement here. No shame. It’s the perfect place for some relentless fornication.

But nothing this good lasts long.

Satan’s sick of the cherubs getting stuck in the ventilation shafts. He tries to complain but God chucks him out. In hell, a napalm covered sadland, Satan hatches a master plan. And so the fall begins.

Bloomshed creates cutting edge satire, energising classic texts through physical comedy and outrageous dance breaks. PARADISE LOST is a whirlwind ride through creation: it took God seven days, it’ll take us just under an hour.

Short Reviews

Sharp, satirical dialogue and clever visual comedy...cunningly written.
The Age
THe most innovative, bold, daring, and creative theatre makers around
My Melbourne Arts
If you’re looking for a first play to introduce someone to the world of independent theater, or you\'re a seasoned vet looking for something new to sink your teeth into, Paradise Lost, and The Bloomshed are not to be ignored.
Theatre Thoughts
Melbourne\'s indie theatre scene at its inventive best
The Age

Technical Information

Touring Party: 7
Bump-in Time: 3 hrs
Bump-out Time: 3 hrs
Interval: No

Lighting

A detailed lighting plan will be provided by company which adapts our design with venues already existing stock.
We will use loose stock
We will bring in some hired equipment
we will be using haze machine (if available)
There will be strobe.

Audio

Bloomshed will use the in-house sound system where possible.

Bloomshed will bring x6 wireless headset/lapel mics, if the venues require this.

Paradise Lost is a very sound-heavy show. Where speakers are not available, sound system hire may be required.

Staging

This production is incredibly adaptive to all spaces. Our set design involves the use of fabric, which is used to \’dress\’ the performance space. Where it is not possible to \’dress\’ the space, we will use flats. The ensemble will perform throughout the venue, placing performers in the aisles between audience members, and on stage.

Crew Notes

We will supply a stage manager as well as a sound operator for the duration of the season.

Transport Notes

1 tonne van and 8-seater people mover.

This production can travel by plane, however, this will necessitate a stripped back set design.

Audience & Marketing Notes

A hilarious romp through the creation story, Paradise Lost takes the familiar parable of Adam and Eve and turns it on its head. It will attract people who love narrative theatre and physical comedy: think Monty Python crossed with Aunty Donna, or ‘Good Omens’ with an Aussie feel.
WINNER: BEST PRODUCTION, BEST DIRECTION, BEST SET & COSTUME, and BEST LIGHTING DESIGN (2023 Green Room Awards)
NOMINATED: BEST ENSEMBLE, BEST NEW WRITING, BEST SOUND DESIGN, and BEST PERFORMER (2023 Green Room Awards)

Selling Points

  • It's a comedy!
  • Created by a young ensemble for young audiences.
  • Mutli-award winning and critically acclaimed production.
  • Political - but not in your face about it.
  • Full of spectacle and physical theatre.
  • A bloody good yarn.

Content Warning

Occasional swearing;

Details

Contact

James

Jackson

0437 077 886

Genre

Audience

Venue Format

Proscenium Arch, Black Box, Thrust, Flat Floor, Hall

Duration

65 Minutes

Available Until (from - to)

21/03/2024

31/03/2027

Budget & Fees

What are these? Find out more.

In Development - work which will be produced and premiered in time for touring during 2025/2026. Please contact the Producer directly for Budgets and Fees.

Remount: $15000

Weekly Sell Off: $12000

Per Performance: $5000

Royalties: N/A%
Apra Obligations: Min. fee $99 incl. GST total

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