It's A Mystery Last Year 2005
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Rehearsals begin for mystery play
From the archive, first published Friday 15th Oct 2004.
A cast of more 100 people began rehearsals for the Ledbury Mystery Play on Friday.
The new play will have its premiere at St Michael and All Angels' Church on Wednesday, March 16.
Production spokesman Liz Wreford said: "All the key roles have been cast. A large choir has materialised and many volunteers have offered their skills in the vital support needed off-stage.
"There's just time to become involved, especially if you're a soprano or bass singer. Enthusiastic people of all ages and abilities can still be found a role."
Sponsorship is also being sought for the production.
The play has been penned by Eric Pringle, author of the Bloomsbury children's book series Big George, and Ledbury composer John Frith.
One of the main characters, Evie, is played by Alicia Bennet, aged 16, a sixth former at the King's School in Worcester.
Mr Frith worked with her during a production of The Demon Headmaster at Malvern Theatres. In the play, Evie is a modern woman who is searching for the meaning of life.
She meets The Fair Master, otherwise known as God, played by Ian Gifford, and he directs her through a whirlwind tour of the past, to find the answers she seeks.
From the archive
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