British Comedy Guide

The Doubter's Mysteries


Edward Picot

  • Sunday 6th October 2019, 1:57pm
  • Kent, England
  • 135 posts

When I started this project I was posting notices about it on here, but it got less funny as it went on, so it seemed inappropriate after a while. However, the series is now complete, so I thought I'd risk an update.

'The Doubter's Mysteries' are an attempt to write a short cycle of Mystery Plays - ie. plays based on Bible stories, like the Medieval Mystery Plays of York, Chester and Wakefield - from the point of view of a sceptical modern audience; an audience which either doesn't believe in God, or can't work out what he's playing at.

There are fourteen of these plays, and the last one is now online: 'The Apocalypse'. (or for the full series, visit