Inspired by the medieval mystery plays, which adapted Bible stories to their own time and place, the The Southwark Mysteries
is rooted in the history of London's Bankside and fuses traditional elements with local folklore and contemporary humour.
It has previously been performed in full once only, to a capacity audience in Shakespeare’s Globe and Southwark Cathedral on Easter Sunday, 23 April 2000. Exactly ten years on, this new production in the Cathedral features top professional actors, an adult community cast and three school groups.
This photo album pieces together a full theatrical performance from four nights at Southwark Cathedral
on 21-24 April 2010. Read the review from the Times Online
Filming restrictions during public shows means the majority of photos are from the dress rehearsal on 21 April. There was however one scene where cameras were incorporated into the play itself, presenting a golden opportunity to snap the stage-eye view. Rising to the challenge, videographer Zoe Young
and I became actors in pursuit of The Image... paparazzi devils in pursuit of The Goose! To stay in character without distraction in front of 400 people, I followed Lomography rules
and shot from the hip... hence some of the framing and blurring (did I mention that candles formed part of the stage lighting :)
Many thanks to Nadja Niemann
and YeeLei Sheng for filling the many gaps with additional photos. Much love and respect to the cast and crew... you're awesome!
In honour of Goose and Crow =)