The Stratford Festival Production

Paradise Lost

Written by Erin Shields
A theatrical adaptation of John Milton’s Paradise Lost
Directed by Jackie Maxwell
With Lucy Peacock, Amelia Sargisson, Qasim Khan

Seductive in snakeskin, Satan makes her case against the unfair expulsion from heaven in this amusing and highly theatrical adaptation of Milton’s epic poem.

January 14 - February 2, 2020
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Extremely funny and stingingly contemporary
Toronto Star
Erin Shields is a Governor General’s Award-winning Playwright (If We Were Birds)
Erin Shields’s exciting new interpretation of Milton’s Paradise Lost takes an ultra-contemporary look at humanity’s age-old desire for free will – and the consequences of acting on it
Antoni Cimolino, Artistic Director, Stratford Festival

ABOUT THE SHOW

SATAN: THERE REALLY HASN’T BEEN A BETTER TIME FOR US TO GET OUR REVENGE.

In the role of a lifetime written especially for her, Canadian stage icon Lucy Peacock is Satan … as we’ve never seen Satan before. Seductive in snakeskin and as slick as a hi-tech guru, she makes a case for her unfair expulsion from heaven in this amusing and highly theatrical adaptation of Milton’s epic poem. Richly infused with modern references and contemporary vernacular, Erin Shields’ witty script deftly highlights the original poem’s timeless potency and relevance. Centaur’s production features an outstanding Montreal cast of biblical stars that includes an unforgettable Amelia Sargisson as Eve, and Jessica B. Hill in polar opposite roles of Beelzebub and Gabriel. Extremely physical and fiercely engaging, Paradise Lost is a modern ‘classical’ masterpiece.

Cast

Lucy Peacock
Amelia Sargisson
Qasim Khan
Patrick Émmanuel Abellard
Al Goulem
Jessica B. Hill
Marcel Jeannin
Gabriel Lemire
Michelle Rambharose
Julie Tamiko Manning
Jake Wilkinson

Creative Team

Director Jackie Maxwell
Designer Judith Bowden
Lighting Designer Bonnie Beecher
Sound Designer & Composer Thomas Ryder Payne
Associate Sound Designer Deanna Haewon Choi
Dramaturge Bob White
Fight Director John Stead
Movement Director Valerie Moore
Original Casting Director Beth Russell
Assistant Director Mahalia Golnosh Tahririha

Enrich your Experience

Pre-show Convo

January 16, 2020

This is a rare opportunity to learn about the ever expanding techniques that create mood, amplify emotions, and add depth to a play and its characters. Meet the set, costume, lighting, and sound designers who give the play you’re about to see its breath and heartbeat. Encompassing manifold aspects of visual arts, fashion design, colour […]

Saturday Salon

January 18, 2020

Theatre is about exchange, apropos for a theatre born in the country’s first Stock Exchange. On select Saturday afternoons, join Centaur Artistic and Executive Director, Eda Holmes, and her special guests as they break through the fourth wall to connect theatre lovers with theatre makers. Free and held in the main floor gallery.

Sunday Chat-up

January 19, 2020

The first Sunday of each run of our Essential Series of plays, join the Montreal Gazette’s Editor-in-Chief, Lucinda Chodan, in conversation with a leading expert on a topic related to the current production. Held in the intimate main floor gallery at 12:30pm, prior to the matinée, make the most of your afternoon at the theatre […]

Talk-Back

January 23, 2020

Following the performance, you are invited to stay for informal Q&A sessions with the artists. Held in the theatre after select Thursday evening or Sunday matinée presentations. • Thursday January 23 • Sunday January 26

Talk-Back

January 26, 2020

Following the performance, you are invited to stay for informal Q&A sessions with the artists. Held in the theatre after select Thursday evening or Sunday matinée presentations.

Sunday Cabaret

January 26, 2020

For fans of the all-but-disappeared piano bars and Tea Room sing-a-longs, the Sunday Cabaret is a casual, fun-filled hour of past and present musical theatre hits, hosted by former Broadway chorus performer, Martin Bédard, accompanied on piano by Doug Price, an Honours graduate of Sheridan College and the current National Theatre School’s Head of Music. […]