Mystery Cycle Play Performance
27 April 2019
The Medieval Mystery Play 2022 is taking place on 23 April. For more information and/or to take part, please visit the 2020 page here.
2019 Play Information
On Saturday 27 April 2019, a cycle of medieval mystery plays was performed by various groups around St Edmund Hall at various locations. At 12 noon, God rang the chapel bell before she announced from the Old Library window her intention to create the world. From there the story of mankind unfolded, with the Old Testament being acted out in the Front Quad (with stops at the well for the sacrifice of Isaac, and the Old Dining Hall for the Flood) and the New Testament taking place at various points around St Peter-in-the-East.
Videos of all the plays can be found on their respective pages.
Watch the Mystery Cycle on YouTube
Find out more about the mystery plays and how this performance came about in a blog post by co-organiser Henrike Lähnemann.
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