2004 Press

Cotswold Journal

FOUR years ago the people of Blockley staged a Medieval Mystery Play to celebrate the Millennium. On that occasion the plays were performed inside the village church and focused on New Testament stories, leading up to the Crucifixion.

Now, four years on residents of the village and the surrounding area, are performing a `prequel” on the village green, acting out Old Testament stories, including Adam and Eve and Noah’s Ark.

It is a strikingly beautiful setting, with a clever use of the natural slope to convey heaven above – ingenious use of the children’s climbing frame – and earth and hell below.

The sets and costumes designed by Ebrington villager Dora Leonard are rich and beautiful and the cast – young and old – is excellent throughout. Dick Robinson looks the part as Lucifer and Tom Robinson is a commanding voice of God. Don Jowett as Beelzebub and Anne Tweedale as Noah’s Wife provide great comic relief. It’s a wonderful production, which is really worth seeing.

2002 Press Stunt To Launch Fund-Raising For 2004 Production

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