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Medieval mystery plays performed at historic Norwich landmarks

PUBLISHED: 16:00 20 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:00 20 July 2018

Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Cathedral.
Photo: Richard Jarmy Photography

Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Cathedral. Photo: Richard Jarmy Photography

Richard Jarmy Photography

A centuries-old theatrical tradition is this week taking to the stage against the most magnificent of backdrops.

Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Cathedral..
Photo: Richard Jarmy PhotographyNorwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Cathedral.. Photo: Richard Jarmy Photography

Norwich Cathedral and the city’s castle are hosting performances by Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays which aims to give 21st century audiences a taste of the biblical plays once presented to the masses by trade guilds in centuries past.

Only one mystery play connected to Norwich is thought to remain - The Grocer’s Play: The Fall of Man - and this is featured in a two-part programme which also includes some of the N-Town Plays cycle which has connections to the wider region.

Part One features Creation, The Fall of the Rebel Angels, Paradise and the Fall of Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah’s Flood, Abraham and Isaac, Moses and the Pharaoh.

Part Two features The conflict of David and Goliath, The Nativity, The Baptism of Christ, The Passion, The Resurrection, The Last Judgment.

Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Cathedral.
Photo: Richard Jarmy PhotographyNorwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Cathedral. Photo: Richard Jarmy Photography

Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays performances began on Wednesday.

Tonight (Friday) Part One will be performed at Norwich Cathedral and tomorrow (Saturday) Part Two will be performed at Norwich Castle.

Both performances are at 7.30pm.

Visit www.norwichmedievalmysteryplays.co.uk or call 0333 666 33666.

Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Cathedral.
Photo: Richard Jarmy PhotographyNorwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Cathedral. Photo: Richard Jarmy Photography

Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Cathedral.
Photo: Richard Jarmy PhotographyNorwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Cathedral. Photo: Richard Jarmy Photography

Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Cathedral.
Photo: Richard Jarmy PhotographyNorwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Cathedral. Photo: Richard Jarmy Photography

Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Cathedral.
Photo: Richard Jarmy PhotographyNorwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Cathedral. Photo: Richard Jarmy Photography

Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Cathedral.
Photo: Richard Jarmy PhotographyNorwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Cathedral. Photo: Richard Jarmy Photography

Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Castle.
Photo: Richard Jarmy PhotographyNorwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Castle. Photo: Richard Jarmy Photography

Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Castle.
Photo: Richard Jarmy PhotographyNorwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Castle. Photo: Richard Jarmy Photography

Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Castle.
Photo: Richard Jarmy PhotographyNorwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Castle. Photo: Richard Jarmy Photography

Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Castle.
Photo: Richard Jarmy PhotographyNorwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Castle. Photo: Richard Jarmy Photography

Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Castle.
Photo: Richard Jarmy PhotographyNorwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Castle. Photo: Richard Jarmy Photography

Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Castle.
Photo: Richard Jarmy PhotographyNorwich Medieval Mystery Plays at Norwich Castle. Photo: Richard Jarmy Photography


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