Medieval mysteries at church

Hear a prepared reading from The Mysteries at St Mary's
Hear a prepared reading from The Mysteries at St Mary's

EXCERPTS from medieval English mysteries will be heard in a Shoreham church.

Wick Theatre Company is enacting a prepared reading of The Mysteries in St Mary de Haura Church on Saturday, January 17.

The reading will be taken from the first part of the National Theatre’s production of The Mysteries, which covers the time from the Creation to the Nativity and contains material based on the Old Testament.

Rosemary Bouchy said: “If you love the language of Shakespeare and the King James Bible, come and hear Wick Theatre Company’s prepared reading of excerpts from the medieval Mysteries, written earlier than either of these, in beautiful surroundings.”

Recorded music and a carol will add to the atmosphere.

Coffee will be available from 11.30am and the reading, which will last just over an hour, starts at midday. Entry is free, with a retiring collection to be shared between the church and the theatre company.

The company’s next full production will be Yes, Prime Minister at the Barn Theatre in Southwick, March 11 to 14.

Young Wick presents After Juliet, directed by Mark Best, Isi Fink and William McDonald, at the Barn Theatre on February 6 and 7 at 7.45pm. Tickets are £10 adults, £7 students. Call 01273 597094 to book.