By Rob Swinton
History, poetry, politics, faith and the timeless story of love for humanity, interwoven into a vivid and thrilling retelling of the Biblical history of the world.
About the show
Mysteries is a site-specific installation project which presents the arc and themes of the Bible story, tailored for each local community it visits, and redesigned and redirected for each individual venue that houses it.
Written and directed by Rob Swinton, Mysteries draws on texts including the medieval Townley Mystery play cycle by the ‘Wakefield Master’. It includes original music composed and directed by Piers Maxim.
This epic project is designed to be performed by an ensemble cast of professional actors, and amateurs of all ages from across the local community, as well as local musicians, singers, orchestras and committed supportive volunteers. The ensemble can be as large as 200 in number!
Damn Cheek performed Mysteries as The Malvern Mystery Play at Great Malvern Priory in 2019.
Book Mysteries for your venue
To book this show for your venue or organisation, email us for more details.
Booking the show: How it works
We liaise closely with you from the start to tailor our in-community involvement to meet your needs.
We source local individuals who might wish to take part in a professional show as actors, musicians or singers. We then run workshops to develop their personal creativity, performance skills and overall confidence. After this, we cast the show so that they work alongside our professional actors to present the Mysteries performance script at a local venue.
The result is a unique, site-specific and professionally presented show firmly rooted in your local community.
Throughout, we offer you our experience not only of theatre but also of workshop creation, stage and production management, publicity, marketing and front of house support.
Composer, Musical Director
Sean Scott Burgess
Keith (Doug) Douglas
Nat Macara (rehearsals)
Denise Murray Mason