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The Globe Mysteries

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About the Show Less...

The Globe's take on the medieval Mystery Plays which combine medieval traditions with theatrical representations of the Bible. Read More >

Beginning with the creation and ending with the last judgement, the English Mysteries introduced aspects of medieval life into theatrical representations of the Bible. These collections of plays were developed from the 10th century up until Shakespeare’s time.

Now Shakespeare’s Globe presents its own version of the Mystery Plays as part of its The Word Is God season.

With lavish costumes, ballad singers and musicians, The Globe Mysteries draws on medieval traditions and the stories of the Bible to celebrate the spirit of medieval street theatre and processional performance, taking a fresh and contemporary look at the Mystery Plays and its influence on theatre.

For more about The Globe Mysteries at Shakespeare’s Globe read the First Night Feature or Backstage: Olly Fox.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 05/08/2011

Opening Night: 10/08/2011

Closing Night: 01/10/2011

Running time: 3h

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Cast & Creative


William Ash, Joe Caffrey, Philip Cumbus, Marcus Griffiths, David Hargreaves, Adrian Hood, Paul Hunter, Lisa McGrillis, Rhiannon Meades, David Nellist, Matthew Pidgeon, John Stahl, Ony Uhiara, Helen Weir, Miles Mitchell, Jenny Stevenson, Sarah Vevers, Benjamin Way


Director - Deborah Bruce

Producer - Shakespeare's Globe

Designer - Jonathan Fensom

Choreographer - Sian Williams

Author - Tony Harrison

Music By - Olly Fox

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