Day 83 calling community cast

February 2, 2010

The Southwark Mysteries by John Constable
Southwark Cathedral 22nd, 23rd, 24th April 2010


Perform in the community cast in the Cathedral – or help with costumes or crewing.

FREE INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOPS: Mon 22nd and Wed 24th February (6-9pm)

Edric Hall, London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, SE1 0AA

*** To be in the cast, you have to be at one or both of these workshops ***

To book your place RSVP: www.southwarkmysteries.co.uk
Please forward this to anyone you know who may want to be in it, reminding them to book.

All cast will rehearse one (or two) evenings per week for 7 weeks leading up to the performances. Priority will be given to people who live, work, study, or have a particular interest in Southwark, and can commit to the 7 weeks.

The Southwark Mysteries has been performed in full only once before, to a capacity audience in Shakespeare’s Globe and Southwark Cathedral on Easter Sunday, 23rd April  2000. Ten years on, this new production features professional actors working with an adult community cast and three local schools groups. There will also be celebrity cameo appearances.

In this apocalyptic play an outsider Jesus takes on Satan for the souls of a medieval prostitute called The Goose, her street-shaman John Crow, and the wicked people of Southwark through the ages

Inspired by the medieval mystery plays, this epic play is rooted in the history of Bankside, London’s ‘Outlaw Borough’. Mixing Bible stories with local folklore and contemporary humour, it presents a dramatic vision of Christ as the friend of the outcast.

Strange but true! John Constable reads from The Southwark Mysteries
and talks about the production.
Songs of Praise, BBC1: Sunday 7th February 4:55-5:30pm

The inclusion of a community cast is funded by
The National Lottery through Big Lottery Fund

Tickets for The Southwark Mysteries
April 22, 23, 24 at Southwark Cathedral
are available online at www.wegottickets.com/f/1435
or from the Cathedral Shop

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