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Lichfield Mysteries bringing their drama double bill to city theatre

A double bill of drama is being presented at the Lichfield Garrick in February.

Christine Genders as God, Alfie Kentesber, Grace Deavall and William Stevenson

Christine Genders as God, Alfie Kentesber, Grace Deavall and William Stevenson

The Lichfield Mysteries production features two short plays which give a modern take on age-old themes.

Young actors from the Lichfield Garrick Rep School of Acting will perform The Reduced Mysteries and Tarnished Angel, penned by local writers Lizzie Wofford and Carolyn Scott-Jeffs.

The Reduced Mysteries sees three teenagers attempting to put on a mini version of the Lichfield Mystery plays. But they are interrupted by a woman claiming to be God and the result is the Old Testament seen in a whole new light.

The young actors ask questions you never thought to ask, such as: “What would happen if Noah won the lottery?” and “What did Adam and Eve really do with their time?”

This light-hearted re-telling of Old Testament stories is fast and funny and features The Creation, Adam and Eve and The Nativity – all told in 30 minutes!

In contrast Tarnished Angel is the story of a First World War pilot. Disillusioned, Sam points his plane towards the ground and a young angel called Jen has the job of trying to persuade him to stay alive. She uses Sam’s interest in poetry to try to convince him of his folly and bit by bit he becomes fascinated by the life story of the angel herself.

The Reduced Mysteries is sponsored by Staffordshire County Council.

The two plays, directed by Carolyn Scott-Jeffs, are performed on Friday and Saturday February 15 and 16 at 7.30pm in the Garrick Studio, which will be set out in cabaret style for this production.

Tickets are £10 from the Garrick box office on 01543 412121 or online at

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