Isango Ensemble: Mysteries
29, 30 & 31 March, 5 & 6 April
Please note: this production has now closed.
As an Easter treat the ‘sensational’ (Daily Telegraph) Isango Ensemble, who triumphantly presented Venus & Adonis during our Globe to Globe festival in 2012, return with an intimate version of their acclaimed production of Mysteries, a re-working of the 14th century Chester Passion Plays encompassing the whole of the Bible from Creation to Last Judgement. Isango’s unique version of these plays will be performed by a small group of choral singers in Xhosa, Zulu, English, Latin and Afrikaans.
‘Utterly captivating…an exhilarating sensory feast.’
'A glorious, vibrant, hypnotic account of the medieval Chester mystery plays, it makes other shows look just a little bit underpowered.'
The Arts Desk
The Mysteries @The_Globe is in Xhosa, Latin & English, dance & a capella song. I've gone from Adam to resurrection. I feel completely alive— Peter Graystone (@PeterGraystone) March 29, 2015
The Isango Ensemble Mysteries @The_Globe were absolutely stunning-the perfect start to Holy Week.We counted 8 languages-not just 6 as listed— EspeciallySarah (@especiallysarah) March 29, 2015