“Truth, Lies and Power”

With 2020 only round the corner we’d like to introduce you to our new production director!

Meet Tom Straszewski. Tom graduated with a MA in Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance from the University of York in 2013. He is an experienced director of Shakespeare and medieval drama as well as a script reader for Champion Scripts. Tom was also the Artistic Director for the 2018 York Mystery Plays.

“I am an advocate of community theatre as a way to ...

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Countdown to the 2020 show begins!

2020 will soon be here and we are looking for a director.
Could you be the next director of the Lincoln Mystery Plays?

We would normally stage this production solely at Lincoln Cathedral, however for 2020, we are touring (subject to confirmation) throughout the second half of July:

  • Louth St James Parish Church
  • Grantham St Wulfrum’s
  • Heckington St Marys
  • Gainsborough (venue tbc)
  • Lincoln Cathedral Chapter House

Reporting to ...

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A new show for 2018!



Lincoln Drill Hall 11 – 17 November 2018

Written by local playwright, Steven Gillard
As the nation marks exactly 100 years since the end of The Great War, the Lincoln Mystery Plays Company
presents the extraordinary story of Women’s football a century ago through the eyes of one of the most enduring teams of the time, the Lincoln Ladies.
Throughout the war women across he country had successfully undertaken a huge range of traditional male roles, but ...

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All you need to know about the 2016 show

Thank you for buying tickets to attend the 2016 Lincoln Mystery Plays in the Cathedral Cloisters. We really hope that you enjoy the shows over the days ahead.

To help you get the most from the experience, we hope that this information may help.

Lincoln Cathedral Cloisters
The plays take place outdoors, in the secluded setting of the Cloisters.
Entrance is via ...

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Lincoln Mystery Plays Mini Baron Trail

Mini barons depicting religious figures from the Bible will be on display throughout uphill Lincoln as part of the return of the Lincoln Mystery Plays.

A total of 13 mini barons will be dressed as characters such as Jesus, God, the Holy Spirit, Satan, Noah and the Virgin Mary across various locations in the Bailgate this summer.

The Mystery Plays’ Mini Barons’ Trail will be launched in Castle Hill on Bank Holiday Monday, May 30, and run through to July 10.

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Can you help? Get involved with backstage and beyond!


As a celebration of life, the Lincoln Mystery Plays seeks to employ and engage all of our talents for creativity.
With this in mind there are more ways to support this summer’s performances than as a valued audience member.
Historically the Mystery Plays relied upon the resources of the city and county community in piecing them together.
And they still do.
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2016 Production

With their engaging and illuminating style, the Lincoln Mystery Plays are world-renowned.
August 2016 will see the latest cycle at Lincoln Cathedral, and you are critical to their enduring success.
Presented in a bright, new, visionary way there will be an emphasis on dignified simplicity, drawing on both their spiritual and secular foundations and opening up fresh interpretation.
A source of cultural and civic pride they evolve with fresh direction, impetus, relevance and your participation onstage, backstage, out front ...
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