Sneak preview: Mystery Plays at Lincoln Cathedral

The historic Cathedral Quarter will be alive with ancient reenactments from the evening of Wednesday, August 3.

The Lincoln Mystery Plays series has returned to the city after four years, including nine performances in the Cathedral Cloisters through to Saturday, August 13 – excluding August 4 and 7.

Performances are outdoors and run from 7.30pm until just before 10pm.

The set of distinctive plays are unique to the city as pieces which have been aired local for centuries.

A spokesperson for the plays said previously: “Following man’s journey from creation through to Doomsday, the plays open up all aspects of humanity, exploring a wide range of emotions and responses which connect deeply with our lives today.

“Noah is back on board within this year’s selection of scenes with a highly amusing sketch enlivened by children. Further charms include a baby within the cast for the first time in decades.”

For 2016 the historic plays will be presented with fresh dynamism whilst respecting their legacy and heritage.

Tickets (priced £13, £15 and £49 for a family of four) can be bought on this website and from the Lincoln Cathedral Shop on 01522 561644. Booking is advised.