The Wakefield Mysteries

The Wakefield Mysteries

Theatre Royal Wakefield is delighted to announce a brand new, modern day retelling of The Wakefield Mysteries. In this striking new production, the series of plays written by the city’s guilds in the middle ages to tell the story of the bible are given a 21st century kick. Rolling news, rap battles, poetry slams and TV debate mix with the modernised rhyme in this funny and gripping look at the old and new testaments... and the city’s own recent history.

Writer Nick Lane has created two new plays - The Fall & Rise and The Price of Love, based on the old and new testament. The performances will take place in Wakefield Cathedral from Thursday 11 - Saturday 20 August and will be an immersive, unique experience for audiences.

There are still opportunities to get involved as front of house staff. Please email sarah.shooter@theatreroyalwakefield.co.uk for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a community project and therefore roles are voluntary and not paid.