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Auditions: The Crucifixion and Death of Christ

As in previous years, the Butcher’s Guild are performing ‘The Crucifixion and Death of Christ’, a powerful piece that stages the events immediately leading up to Christ’s sacrifice, on a purpose-built waggon. Presented by St Chad’s Church, on behalf of the Butcher’s Guild, this year’s interpretation of the play will be modern, vibrant, and colourful, while preserving…

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Guest Blog – On the Trail of the Mysteries by Eleanor Bloomfield

‘Have you come far?’ asked the volunteer ‘Mystery Maker’ in charge of selling programmes. Yes, I had come far, twelve thousand miles: from New Zealand to England, Auckland to York, I had come to see the York Mystery Plays staged in the Minster. York Minster in the Middle Ages was one of England’s great pilgrimage cathedrals; now, half a millennium later, I had come on my own personal pilgrimage to see the plays performed live after several years of studying them from the other side of the world.

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*** CALL FOR DIRECTOR ***

YORK MYSTERY PLAYS 2018- THE TEMPTATION OF CHRIST The Guild of Waifs and Strays are looking for a director for their production of The Temptation of Christ. This is a short play (c. 20 minutes) for four characters, taken from the historic York Mystery Plays cycle. We are looking for a keen director to cast…

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