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York Mystery Plays Public Lecture Series

Our public lectures give the medieval context to the York Mystery Plays. Aimed at the general public, our academics will explore the sounds, crafts, audiences and makers of the Mysteries.     “The Soundscapes of the York Mystery Plays” Mariana Lopez (University of York) 7pm, Wednesday 18th July K/133, King’s Manor The ‘sound’ of the…

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York Mystery Plays 2018 – Ticketing FAQ’s

On what dates will the Plays be performed? This year the York Mystery Plays are being performed on two consecutive Sundays, Sunday 9th September and Sunday 16th September and there will also be an evening performance on Wednesday 12th September.   Will all the Plays be performed at every location? On 9th and 16th September…

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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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Who’s behind the York Mystery Plays?

This month we look at the people who make the York Mystery Plays happen. Outside of the core team of Pageant Master, Project Administrator and Chair of the Trust, there are hundreds of individuals from across York and further afield who direct, perform, create and otherwise make the plays happen!