Missing the Mysteries?

The Performing Arts, as have all areas of our lives, taken a battering this year. Community productions have been shelved and there is a pent up demand amongst audiences and performers alike for live theatre.

The Mystery Plays community in York is no less keen to see our City streets alive again and to this end we are delighted to announce that working in a three-way partnership with York Mystery Plays Supporters and York Minster, York Festival Trust will be working to bring a community outdoor production of The Passion and Death of Christ to the City at Easter 2021.

Tom Straszewski, Director of our 2018 production, will be developing an hour long script and the plays will be staged on waggons in the grounds of the Minster School. There will be 3 performances each day on Saturday 3rd April and Monday 5th April.

Funding will come from York Festival Trust and York Mystery Plays Supporters Trust and a grant of £2000 has already been received from The Passion Plays Trust.  Audiences will pay a nominal sum for a tickets to enable us to safely manage numbers, access and distancing if restrictions still apply.

There will be opportunity for involvement in all aspects of the production.


Director sought

We are looking to appoint a Director who will be expected to audition and rehearse in York, possibly virtually in the early stages, and then indoors and outdoors as restrictions permit. Applicants are asked to submit an 1 page initial idea for the production along with a CV.

Register you interest by emailing roger@yorkmysteryplays.co.uk

More details after Christmas.