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New life for Lichfield Mysteries


[caption id="attachment_771" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Students from Lichfield College in their 2012 production of The Last Supper, presented as the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.[/caption] The Lichfield Mysteries, which have been a part of the community life of the city since 1994, have taken on a new lease of life following the appeal for assistance earlier this year. Students from local schools and the college are now scheduled to perform six plays, from the full cycle of 27 medieval mystery plays, at the first Lichfield Mysteries Festival. The Festival is being planned by Lichfield Mysteries Community Arts, the registered charity responsible for organising and assisting the groups producing the plays. Taking part are: Lichfield Cathedral School, The Friary, King Edward V and Nether Stowe Schools and South Staffordshire College. Each of the participating schools will receive £500 from LMCA to assist in their productions. [caption id="attachment_770" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pupils from Lichfield Cathedral School in their 2012 production of Adam & Eve.[/caption] LMCA Chairman Rick Hill said: “This has been a wonderful response to our recent call to action. Support was badly needed following the lack of funding for the arts by national and local government in recent years. “We are delighted to have these schools on board and we hope that this Festival will become an annual community tradition.” As well as presenting the plays selected for performance at the Festival, each establishment will be staging a number of the other Mystery plays as individual events at their own school or college. Helen Thom of South Staffordshire College, Lichfield, said: “We are delighted to be involved in this initiative, which will ensure the continuing legacy of the Lichfield Mystery Plays. “The College students will produce a showcase of five Mystery Plays at the Lichfield Garrick in January, and we are looking forward to performing in the Mysteries’ Festival alongside the schools in February.” LMCA Trustees are also very pleased to welcome friends from Adolf-Reichwein-School Theatre Group, Limburg, who will perform at the Festival. The Festival event will take place on the afternoon of February 9, 2019 at the Friary School auditorium. Ticket booking details will be made available


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