Second Shepherds’ Play

Poculi Ludique Societas

The Towneley
Second Shepherds’ Play


  • Friday December 15, 8 pm
  • Saturday December 16, 8 pm
  • Sunday December 17, 2 pm


Luella Massey Studio Theatre, 4 Glen Morris Street


Special Christmas Prices: $15 adult / $10 senior / $5 student
Cash only.
Please note that latecomers cannot be admitted.


The Second Shepherds’ Play is one of the most popular medieval Biblical comedies, written by the anonymous author known as the Wakefield Master. Part of the collection of plays in the Towneley manuscript, it tells the story of the three shepherds who are the first people to hear the news of the miraculous birth of the Christ child. But the Angel only appears to them after a hilarious slapstick comedic romp involving the sheep-thief Mak and his wife Jill. This production is based on the modernized text by David Parry and directed by PLS Artistic Director Linda Phillips.

For more information, please visit the Facebook Event, or call 416-978-5096.


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2 Responses to Second Shepherds’ Play

  1. Ian Smith

    I an interested in attending the Saturday 8PM performance of The Second Shepherd’s play . How do I reserve a seat for one Ian Smith

    • Hi, Ian.

      If you’d like to reserve a ticket, you can leave a voicemail message at 416-978-5096. But you’re probably fine to simply show up with cash 30 minutes before the performance.