Your chance to be involved in Mystery play at Peterborough Cathedral

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A chance to be involved in a re-awakening of Mystery plays in Peterborough and to perform at Peterborough Cathedral is on the cards for budding performers and backstage gurus.

Rehearsals are already underway for ‘Mary and the Midwives’, the 15th play in the cycle of Mystery which tells the story of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem and the birth of Christ.

Produced by the Eastern Angles Theatre Company, the Mystery play will be in association with Peterborough Cathedral and will be directed by new community director, Tony Casement who has directed the likes of Quadrophenia and most recently Saturday Night & Sunday Morning.

Written in a lyrical version of old English ‘Mary and the Midwives’ offers a surprisingly fresh take on the well-known Biblical story and is looking for community actors, musicians, 
stage managers and support staff who are interested in being part of this exciting project.

This project will be a chance to learn new skills, and have a fantastic time performing in some beautiful and unusual locations. It will also require a significant level of commitment from everyone involved.

The characters will include Joseph, Mary, Citizen, Angels, Salome and Zelome (the Midwives) and other ensemble parts. But there are lots of other opportunities to participate for those interested in music, costume, prop making and stage management.

The play will be performed at Peterborough Cathedral during July 2015.

To register your interest please email Keely Mills, Peterborough project manager via email at or call Keely on 07790 275382.

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