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York Mystery Plays news

The York Mystery Plays 2012 reunion picnic in Museum Gardens

Mystery Plays volunteers reunite

Last year’s Mystery Plays in the Museum Gardens

Mystery Plays team invited to get together for picnic

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

New group formed to keep York Mystery Plays alive

Mystery Plays backers

Mystery Plays campaign shortlisted for award

Nathan Unthank, who played Adam in the Mystery Plays

Mystery Plays costumes on sale

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

32,000 see Mystery Plays’ historic return

Archbishop of York to lead prayers after Mystery Plays

Ferdinand Kingsley as Christ in a scene from the Mystery Plays

Success for York Mystery Plays


Rave reviews for York Mystery Plays

Jessica Fisher as the Woman Taken In Adultery

Mystery Plays cast members talk about their roles

Mystery Plays scenes enacted in window of York store

York Mystery Plays

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

Jeremy Muldowney with HM Raven Gabriel

York Guilds to perform two York Mystery Plays on wagons

Brian Lewis, left, with Italian artist Michele Damiano

It’s the art of Mystery

Ferdinand Kingsley as Jesus in a crowd   Picture:  Eloise Ross

York Mystery Plays 2012 live on the internet

Mystery Plays trailer launched

Mystery Plays get off to a good start

Ferdinand Kingsley who plays both God and Jesus

God vs the Devil


Spectacular return for historic performances

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

Mystery Plays return to streets of York

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

Mystery Plays: The fight between good and evil

The tree in Museum Gardens after having its branches pruned to make way for seating at The Mystery Plays.

Go-ahead given to fell Fergie’s tree

Laura Turner, curator of Art at York Art Gallery, with the two Mystery Plays paintings on display. Johny Smyth’s York Mystery Plays 2012, left, and Stanley Spencer’s The Deposition and Rolling Away Of the Stone

Mystery Plays put in the picture

A view of Sean Cavanagh’s stage design  Picture: Katalin Galuska

Key players in York Mystery Plays 2012

Mystery Plays technical rehearsal on July 22 Picture: Alan Harris

Mystery Plays snapped up

Mystery Plays wagons to head to Italy

More Park&Ride buses for Mystery Plays


Cinema screenings to boost Mystery Plays

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, on Noah’s Ark

Archbishop of York boards Noah’s Ark

Matinee tickets for Mystery Plays almost sold out

Enterprise will cater for Mystery Plays audiences

Ferdinand Kingsley as God

This drama moves heaven and earth

A brass band will perform during each performance of the York Mystery Plays next month

Hitting the right notes at York Mystery Plays

Mystery Plays' stage takes shape


19,000 tickets sold for Mystery Plays


Pre-show entertainers sought for Mystery Plays

Actors Ferdinand Kingsley, right, and Graeme Hawley, take a look at the model of the performance area

The stage is set for York Mystery Plays

Ferdinand Kingsley (God) and Graeme Hawley (Devil), in the York Mystery Plays in the Museum Gardens

Actors playing God and the Devil in York Mystery Plays meet in Museum Gardens

Princess Beatrice tries her hand at pattern cutting as she cuts her way through material for an angel costume at the York Mystery Plays’ costume workshop, watched by community costume supervisor Janet Hull

Princess Beatrice visits Mystery Plays costume workshops

Louise Stock, of Tang Hall, fourth from right, was given a helping hand by Lady Jane Gibson, the wife of Morrisons chairman Sir Ian Gibson, when she visited the Morrisons store in Foss Islands Road, York on Saturday.

Event raises bags of cash for Mystery Plays

Mystery Plays ticket sales top 10,000


‘Devil’s’ delight at landing York Mystery Plays role

Graeme Hawley

Coronation Street villain to play Satan in York’s Mystery Plays

Ferdinand Kingsley, who will play the roles of God and Jesus Christ in York's Mystery Plays

Meet God - and Jesus Christ

York Mystery Plays’ costume designer Anna Gooch, right,           talks to students about the design brief

York students to design Three Kings costumes for Mystery Plays

Actors  Luke Hobson and Maddie Drury, who play Adam and Eve in the York Mystery Plays, on stage at York Theatre Royal with some of the cast of 600

Mystery Plays cast perform read-through of script

A brass band and a choir are being formed to add to the spectacle of this summer’s Mystery Plays in York

Choir and band lined up for Mystery Plays

Same actor to play roles of God and Jesus in York Mystery Plays

Dame Judi Dench, second right, plays an angel in the York Mystery Plays of 1951

Mystery Plays will break with tradition

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