The Fall of Man

Working with only a bed, three simple lights and Sarah Llewellyn's insistent soundscape, the production creates an intense intimacy that implicates its audience; you feel slightly soiled watching it.

Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Script: Jonathan Holloway and John Milton

Direction:  Graeme Rose & Jonathan Holloway

Music and Sound Design: Sarah Llewellyn

The bells toll in Sarah Llewellyn’s creeping, sensual score

Nadine Mcba, The Metro

More of Sarah's collaborations with Jonathan Holloway

Superbly inventive and beautifully adapted piece that grips the audience in a vice and refuses to let them escape

Lindsay Corr , Edinburgh Guide

Sarah Llewellyn’s plangent music underscores a neat production from director Jonathan Holloway

Mark Courtice, Reviews Gate

The Fall of Man is full of beautifully detailed observations. A brooding intensity is prevalent throughout this tale of infidelity and lust

Sally Stott, The Scotsman

The Show

Slovenian nanny Veronica is visited in the early hours by Peter – father of the children she minds. Meanwhile Satan, bent on carnage, tears streaming down his face, rushes through the dark void. The affair disintegrates, spiralling beyond its authors’ control. The audience huddle around Veronica’s bed sharing rich words and surprising images, explicit and familiar.

Using Milton’s Paradise Lost as a lens through which to magnify the intense, guilt-ridden antics of human beings unable to keep their hands off one-another, despite the awful fall-out they know will come.

Following a sell out season in 2009 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at The Pleasance the show went on to tour throughout 2010 & 2011.