Medieval mystery plays performed at historic Norwich landmarks
- Credit: Richard Jarmy Photography
A centuries-old theatrical tradition is this week taking to the stage against the most magnificent of backdrops.
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.
You may also want to watch:
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.
- 1 Caravan owners furious after park suddenly blocks sales of properties
- 2 Five former MoD homes go up for sale near Norwich
- 3 MP and parents concerned over traffic and parking chaos outside school
- 4 Family forced to live in tent after maggots and rats found in home
- 5 Two fires in two hours on mid-Norfolk road
- 6 Christmas Lights Walk with toasted marshmallows coming to garden
- 7 Blind woman 'humiliated' as restaurant turns her away due to her guide dog
- 8 Roadside restaurant aiming to re-open before Christmas
- 9 Four-car crash leaves pregnant woman in hospital
- 10 Seal charity to take 'unprecendented' action to protect Norfolk seal colony
Both performances are at 7.30pm.
Visit www.norwichmedievalmysteryplays.co.uk or call 0333 666 33666.