Monday, 5 June 2017

The Comic Mystery Plays - Review in The Church Times




Very pleased to announce a lovely review from Dennis Richards in the Church Times this month.

"CHRIS LAMBERT’s The Comic Mystery Plays are an inspiring idea for next year’s Easter services in pri­mary schools. Teachers always ap­­preciate a volume that does the job for them, and the scripts of these nine sketches will save hours of work for drama teachers.

They have an intriguing back­ground: based loosely on the medi­eval mystery plays, they are in turn poignant, humorous, and trenchant. Furthermore, they take the Mystery Cycles from York and Wakefield as their inspiration. And, as any York­­shireman will tell you, you cannot do better than that."


Friday, 5 May 2017

The Comic Mystery Plays - Out Now


This new collection of plays is available to buy from Amazon here.

The Mediaeval Mystery Plays Retold with added bite! 

Bring to life timeless tales from the bible in these new and exciting plays. 

Recreate the works of the Mediaeval Guilds as you perform your own Mystery Cycle! Created for performance by school, church, community and amateur groups, these plays are designed to work in any location! 

Includes: Adam and Eve, Noah’s Ark, The Nativity, The Slaughter of the Innocents, The Wedding at Cana, The Garden of Gethsemane, The Trial of Christ, The Crucifixion, The Harrowing of Hell and The Resurrection.

As well as the ten plays this book includes a foreword by the Bishop of Chelmsford, The Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell, information about the Mystery Plays, Casting forms, workshop guides and other materials to help you put on your own performances.

For more information, a school's performance pack or permission to perform please contact comicmysteries@outlook.com





Monday, 7 November 2016

Christmas on the Black Meadow - On Sale Now


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A perfect Christmas gift for the Black Meadow traveler in your life (or you could buy it for yourself!)

 Do you see shadows in the mist? Are you stalked by meadow hags? Do you long to play with black stars? Do you crave a darker yule?

Then this book could be for you!


It is Christmas on the North York Moors.

The snow sits upon the heather and bramble. The fences around  
RAF Fylingdales are silent and still. A dense mist grows in the 
distance. If you listen closely you can hear strange Yuletide chants,
the hum of a land sphere and the cackle of a meadow hag.

This collection of Christmas tales from the Black Meadow 
contains three new Yuletide stories. Experience a beautiful 
inversion of The Nativity in A Black Meadow Christmas, warm
 your toes in a tale of matriarchal terror in The Meadow Tree and 
marvel at the delightful wonders of The Black Star. You will also find
 details of ideal gifts you could give and games that you can play 
when visiting the Black Meadow.

With beautiful illustrations by Andy Paciorek and Nigel Wilson, this is a festive treat that will bring joy and fear in equal measure to your Christmas celebrations.

All profits from the sale of this book 
go to Worldwide Cancer Research.


Please note...
You can buy Christmas on the Black Meadow around the world. Most of the Amazon outlets are now selling it...
So whether you are in the US, the UK, Germany, Canada, France, Spain, or Italy you can buy this lovely little Yuletide terror.




Friday, 25 March 2016

Off the Block - A new collection of exciting short plays

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We are very excited to announce the publication of "Off the Block" a collection of 14 short plays created for Reading Between the Lines Writers' Relay. This is a joint publication with Reading Between the Lines.

4 Playwrights 
4 Directors 
16 Actors 
1 day to write 
1 day to rehearse

 This is how it begins… 

...and it leads to murder, mistaken identity, huge questions, existential crises, magic, mystery, hauntings and so much more... Revel in this collection of short plays by award-winning playwrights. 

Each play was written for Reading Between the Lines “Off the Block Writers’ Relay” between 2012 and 2015. This incredible celebration of new writing has given playwrights, directors and actors the opportunity to create exciting new work and to blossom under pressure. Explore the discoveries, the comedy and the drama in OFF THE BLOCK.



The foreword is written by internationally renowned playwright Richard Crane

All proceeds from the sale of the book will support Reading Between the Lines Theatre Company.

Contents:
Foreword -Richard Crane
Introduction -Toby and Dani Davies
On Hold - Chris Lambert
Melanie - James Rastall
Imposters  - Angus Barr
The Stranger - Chris Lambert
Mr C. - Chris Lambert
Green Card - Oliver Bevan
Take Off - Casey Jay Andrews
Be Prepared - Casey-Jane Andrews
The List - Chris Lambert
Surprise- Oliver Bevan
They All Stare At It - Paul Houghton
Don’t Waste Your Bullets On The Dead - Freddie Machin
The Totherington Secret - Chris Lambert
He Takes Their Hands In His - Paul Houghton




Sunday, 24 May 2015

Mere Memories - Memoirs from Ellesmere College in the 1930s


We are very proud to announce the publication of Mere Memories.

This new book explores the experiences of the Reverend M.R. Lambert at Ellesmere College during the Second World War.

Journey back in time to Ellesmere College in the early 1940s and join the Reverend Michael Roy Lambert in his youth as part of Meynell House. Experience the everyday ups and downs. Taste the food. Wander the dormitories. Cower before the headmaster. Enjoy the camaraderie, the sports and the mischief that formed part of the routine of life at Ellesmere College during the Second World War.

To celebrate MFZ have created a mix of music and spoken word based on the book which you can listen to below.





Friday, 24 October 2014

Black Meadow: Black Meadow in Shindig! (Issue 43)

Black Meadow: Black Meadow in Shindig! (Issue 43): This month in groovetastic magazine Shindig you will find an interview with Black Meadow curator Chris Lambert about the ongoing Black ...

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Songs from the Black Meadow -The Book



To celebrate the release of the Album "Songs from the Black Meadow" Exiled Publications are releasing a linked book.

This book collects the lyrics from all of the songs as well as a newly discovered tale from the Black Meadow entitled "A Minstrel Came out of the Meadow".

All profits from the sale of the book will go to Worldwide Cancer Research .

The book is available to buy now from Amazon here!