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The Southwark Mysteries archiveJudgement Day. Satan returns to Bankside to reclaim the lost souls of the Southwark Liberty. But what the hell is Jesus up to? The world premiere of The Mystery Plays from John constable's new Southwark Cycle, commissioned for the millennium. Rooted in the history of London's Outlaw Borough, these plays juxtapose Christian and pagan Mystery traditions with South London folklore and colloquial irreverence, challenging dogma with an inclusive vision of humanity. The Southwark Mysteries were allegedly revealed to John Crow, trickster familiar of the Southwark poet and playwright John Constable, by The Goose - the spirit of a medieval Bankside whore. In Constable's apocalyptic vision, John Crow encounters The Goose at Crossbones, the whores graveyard unearthed during work on the Jubilee Line Extension. She initiates him into a secret history spanning 2000 years, a healing vision of the Spirit in the flesh, the Sacred in the profane, Eternity in time. The show begins at Shakespeare's Globe and ends with The Harrowing of Hell in Southwark Cathedral.


John Constable (John Crow), Di Sherlock (The Goose/Mary Magdalene), Roddy McDevitt (Jesus), Jacqueline Haigh (Satan)


Author: John Constable
Director: Sarah Davey

The Southwark Mysteries

The Southwark Mysteries (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1508442090. Details of all The Southwark Mysteries archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2043867693

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23 Apr 00Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
West End
Greater London

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