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Young performer brings Victorian history to life

Children across the United Kingdom learn about history from textbooks and teachers, but this summer children like 13-year-old John Michael Joseph Siswick will have the unique opportunity to help history come to life.

John, a young man from Chorley, Lancashire, will don a Victorian-era costume as he and other performers tell the stories of Britain’s earliest Mormons through song and dance in a production called the “British Pageant.”

The British Pageant, a musical experience that tells the history of the Mormon faith in Great Britain and Ireland, was first produced in 2013 and returns to the United Kingdom this summer in Chorley after months of preparation and rehearsals.

“I wanted to be in the pageant because I wanted to help people be closer to Christ, but also I wanted to have fun. The pageant is a great way to do that because while we have been practicing I have met a lot of people … I feel that as I’m helping others I am gaining a spiritual experience myself,” says John.

The British Pageant will be performed 1-5 and 8-12 August 2017 and is free to the public. Visit for more details.

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