Visitors to Norwich Castle to enjoy sneak preview of new mystery plays production

Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays will be performed at Norwich Castle in August 2016. Photo: Mark Ivan

Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays will be performed at Norwich Castle in August 2016. Photo: Mark Ivan Benfield. - Credit: Mark Ivan Benfield

A medieval theatrical tradition is set to be celebrated at Norwich Castle later this month - and visitors are being invited to enjoy a sneak preview by watching live rehearsals which will take place in the historic landmark's keep.

Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays will be performed at Norwich Castle in August 2016. Photo: Mark Ivan

Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays will be performed at Norwich Castle in August 2016. Photo: Mark Ivan Benfield. - Credit: Mark Ivan Benfield

The Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays are being directed by theatre-maker Peter Beck, and the performance will feature The Grocer's Play - believed to be the only known surviving work from a cycle of mystery plays from Norwich - and plays from the N-Town Cycle which is thought to be linked to East Anglia.

Three actors - Roseanna Frascona, Helen Haines and Mark Hayden - will perform the tales and they will be rehearsing in full view of the public at Norwich Castle on August 22 and 23 from 1pm until 4pm and on August 24 from 10am until 1pm.

Mystery plays were traditionally performed by trade guilds and this 21st century project is also involving the Guild of St Stephen and St George.

The Norwich Medieval Mystery Plays performances will take place at 6pm on August 25, 26, 27. Tickets £5. To book, call 01603 495897 or 493625. For more, visit www.norwichmedievalmysteryplays.co.uk


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