The highly acclaimed 2013 production of the Chester Mystery Plays will be reprised in Liverpool in October.
The Second Coming is an abridged version of the hugely successful community production, which was presented inside the magnificent nave of Chester Cathedral in June and July this year.
This is not the first time that the city’s historic theatrical event has transferred to Liverpool. In 2008, the last production of the quinquennial medieval plays were performed at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral as part of the European Capital of Culture programme.
Chairman Jo Sykes said: “We’re delighted to be coming back to the Well at Liverpool Cathedral in October where we’ll treat the audience to another breath-taking production of this ancient and moving piece of theatre.”
Led by a professional production team, the cast of 150 volunteers will perform the plays, originally written by the monks of the Abbey of St Werburgh (now Chester Cathedral) on October 11 and 12.
Director Peter Leslie Wild said: “The massive cast includes children as well as adults and live musicians.
“It’s great that we can give them the opportunity of doing it all over again, albeit in a slightly abridged version as we can’t bring our set with us.”
Actor Francis Tucker, better known to Liverpool theatre goers as the Dame in Liverpool Playhouse pantomimes, plays the great manipulator Lucifer.
Jo Sykes added: “We had extraordinary feedback from the audience and wonderful reviews.
“The community company was just amazing – we ask so much of them all and they never fail to give their all.”
Tickets for The Second Coming are £15 (£12 concessions) from www.chestermysteryplays.com, www.cathedralshop.com, by phone on 0151 702 7255, or in person from the Liverpool Cathedral shop.