Following the sell-out success of our first Parlour production, Blithe Spirit, in the first week of December, SatG in the Parlour will take over the newly refurbished St. Mary’s Church in Huntingdon to create a very special and unique project:
from the Mystery Play Cycle as adapted by the poet Tony Harrison for Bill Bryden’s Cottesloe Company at the National Theatre.
Long before Jesus Christ Superstar there were the medieval Mystery plays: a mixture of religious stories and street theatre, folk-rock band and pantomime, providing a foot-tapping, sometimes irreverent, often outrageous but generally touching retelling of stories from the Bible. The Medieval Mystery Plays were the foundation of theatre in Britain and out of their style came such things as the Mechanicals in Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Players in Hamlet and pretty well all of The Taming of the Shrew to name but a few. Tony Harrison’s The Nativity takes various Bible stories, from the Creation to the birth of Jesus, bathes it all in music and serves it up with a heavy dollop of pantomime, tender and touching where appropriate, but also full of fun and absolutely outrageous characters.
Our Parlour production will consist of a small company of actors who will play all the parts whilst our Nativity Band entertain the audience with songs and dances.
Wednesday 2nd December to Saturday 5th December 2015 at 7.30 p.m
St. Mary’s Church, High Street, PE29 3TF Huntingdon
Tickets to go on sale early September
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