The Mystery Plays have a long history and can trace their origins back to the tenth century. Various groups (or cycles) of plays are especially associated with specific British towns and cities – such as York, Coventry, Chester and Wakefield, as well as Lincoln.
In Lincoln,the cycle has been performed regularly since 1969. In 1978, Keith Ramsay translated the N-Town Cycle of plays, which was adopted as the City's own, & has been performed on a four year cycle ever since..
Lincoln Mystery Plays 2012
All information will be brought to you within these pages AND on our new sister site, www.lmp2012.co.uk
10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 21 July 7.30pm
Medieval Bishops' Palace & Lincoln Cathedral
This year we begin our production in the open air at the Medieval Bishop's Palace for the Creation and Old Testament stories and concluding with the Passion and Doomsday in the Cathedral Cloisters after dark.
Doors open at 6.30pm for picnics & refreshments.
We recommend you bring warm and waterproof clothing as the company and audience
will be walking and sitting outside for parts of the performance.
Those with mobility issues or other particular needs please make them known
when booking or to our friendly Shepherds on the door and we will do our best to accommodate.
Approximate run time: two and a half hours including interval.
Saturday 7 July 7.30pm
Special Performance at Bishop Grosseteste University College
There will also be a unique performance of the Mystery Plays beginning in
the best tradition of open air theatre and concluding in Bishop Greaves Theatre.
This is a special event to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Bishop Grosseteste University College,
held on their campus in uphill Lincoln.
Doors open at 4pm for picnics & refreshments
For more information call 01522 583681 or book tickets by clicking here
100 CLUB- winners
1 April 2012- Maureen Geddis
1 March 2012 -Mr & Mrs Sampson
1 February 2012 -Pat Shirley
1 January 2012 - Janet Smith
1 December 2011 -Claire Sampson
1 November 2011 -Andrew Walker
1 October- Margaret Daly
1 September 2011-Mike Tobin
1 August 2011 -Geoff Readman
The performances of the Lincoln Mystery Plays have become integral dimensions of the artistic,
theatrical and cultural calendar of the East Midlands.
Commitment to the Community
It is our intention to present high quality, historically relevant and captivating performance.
Different directors over the years have used their own vision for the plays.
Thus the presentation of the plays continues to develop, creating theatre
which remains fresh, rich and diverse.
A key aim is to encourage participation from as wide a cross section of our community as possible.
If you would like to be part of the Lincoln Mysteries Company,
or would like further information,
please contact us