‘Here at least we shall be free. Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven...’ Defeated in battle and exiled from heaven, Satan burns in a lake of fire with his army of rebels around him. Consumed with envy, he plots his bitter revenge – to destroy God’s delight in his newest creation. During his hunt for Paradise on Earth, Satan sweet-talks his way out of hell and tricks his way across the universe to tempt Eve and seduce humanity. Paradise Lost, the greatest epic poem in the English language, is a richly theatrical vision of the Fall of Mankind. This version was produced by the Oxford Stage Company and toured throughout the UK in April 2006.