THE York Mystery Plays in Museum Gardens is an unforgettable experience, as anyone who has seen them there will testify.

St Mary's Abbey ruins are a more evocative backdrop than any set designer could create.

So we are delighted that the York Museums Trust is backing the return of the cycle to York's city centre park.

This is only the latest endorsement of our campaign to revive the Mystery Plays.

We already have the backing of many actors and theatre-goers.

This early momentum gives us confidence that the summer after next will see a new performance of the plays.