Pageant to mark Mormon history

Celebrations: The Mormon Temple in Chorley
Celebrations: The Mormon Temple in Chorley
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A celebration to mark the 175th anniversary of the Church of Latter-day Saints in the British Isles is a sell-out.

Around 15,000 tickets have been sold for the event at the Mormon Temple in Chorley, starting tomorrow.

However, organisers say there are still a few tickets left for each night due to returns, or some people have now become involved in the pageant and therefore will be going along to watch it.

Organisers add that there will also be a stand-by line at every performance to fill any empty chairs on the night if people have not been able to attend at the last minute.

The pageant is the first of its kind in Europe and the first to be held outside of North America.

It will tell the story of when the first Mormon missionaries arrived in the UK in 1837 through music and acting.

It will be performed on a stage which is designed to provide for around 100 actors and extras, all of whom will be volunteers.

There will also be pre-show activities for people to join in with and everything will be transformed back to the 1830s, when the missionaries landed in 
Liverpool and then travelled to Preston and Chorley. The 
performances will run on July 31, August 1-3 and 6-10 and there will be a cast of 200.

The pageant is open to 
everyone but entry is by ticket only. Visit www.britishpageant.org