York's Mystery Plays returned to their spiritual home, the Museum Gardens, in August 2012.

Countdown starts to York Mystery Plays

York Press: York Mystery Plays 2012

4:32pm Sunday 25th May 2014

A CEREMONY dating back to the 15th century has marked the official start of preparations for this summer’s York Mystery Plays.

Mystery Plays volunteers reunite

York Press: The York Mystery Plays 2012 reunion picnic in Museum Gardens

3:00pm Sunday 4th August 2013

VOLUNTEERS from last year’s York Mystery Plays have gathered in the Museum Gardens for a reunion picnic.

Mystery Plays team invited to get together for picnic

York Press: Graeme Hawley, left, as the Devil, and Ferdinand Kingsley, as Jesus, in a scene from the York Mystery Plays being staged in the Museum Gardens

9:31am Friday 2nd August 2013

HUNDREDS of people who were involved in last summer’s spectacular outdoor production of the York Mystery Plays are being invited to a reunion picnic in the Museum Gardens.

New group formed to keep York Mystery Plays alive

York Press: Supporters’ Trust chairman Alex Hughes; Mystery Plays co-directors Paul Burbridge and Damian Cruden; Trust communications officer James Eaglesfield; Trust vice-chairman Linda Terry and director of the National Centre For Early Music, Delma Tomlin

7:55am Wednesday 13th March 2013

A NEW group has been launched to keep the York Mystery Plays tradition alive following the runaway success of last summer’s spectacular outdoor production.

Mystery Plays backers

9:07am Wednesday 20th February 2013

A GROUP has been set up to support and help promote a centuries-old theatrical tradition.

Mystery Plays campaign shortlisted for award

7:48am Wednesday 3rd October 2012

THE marketing campaign for this summer’s York Mystery Plays has been shortlisted for a prestigious Theatre Management Award.

Mystery Plays costumes on sale

York Press: Nathan Unthank, who played Adam in the Mystery Plays

9:29am Friday 14th September 2012

BARGAIN hunters will have a field day tomorrow when hundreds of costumes and shoes worn during the York Mystery Plays are put on sale.

32,000 see Mystery Plays’ historic return

York Press: Jo Keogh, a member of the backstage production team, wheels away a topiary giraffe from the set of the Mystery Plays after the last performance

10:28am Wednesday 29th August 2012

MORE than 32,000 people watched the York 2012 Mystery Plays in Museum Gardens, organisers have revealed.

Archbishop of York to lead prayers after Mystery Plays

9:20am Friday 24th August 2012

THE Archbishop of York is set to be in the audience of tonight’s performance of the Plays – and is inviting people to join him in saying night prayers straight afterwards.

Success for York Mystery Plays

York Press: Ferdinand Kingsley will be taking on the roles of God and Jesus in the York Mystery Plays 2012 which start tonight

9:18am Friday 24th August 2012

MORE than 31,000 tickets have now been sold for the York Mystery Plays , beating the 30,000 target set by organisers.

Rave reviews for York Mystery Plays

8:46am Saturday 18th August 2012

THE York Mystery Plays have been winning rave reviews from national theatre critics, who have hailed them as a “splendid spectacle” and a production which “shimmers with life”.

Mystery Plays cast members talk about their roles

York Press: Jessica Fisher as the Woman Taken In Adultery

2:13pm Friday 17th August 2012

Two cast members of the Mystery Plays who share the same role talk to Charles Hutchinson

Mystery Plays scenes enacted in window of York store

10:24am Friday 17th August 2012

SHOPPERS in York city centre tomorrow will seen scenes from the Mystery Plays enacted in a department store’s windows.

Review: York Mystery Plays 2012, Museum Gardens, York, until August 27

York Press: York Mystery Plays

12:10pm Friday 10th August 2012

GOD created the world in six days and then he rested on the seventh. It has taken 12 long years and more than a million pounds to create the York Mystery Plays 2012, the first in the Museum Gardens since 1988 and the first on the grandest scale since Gregory Doran’s awe-inspiring production in York Minster in 2000.

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