York is known for its events and festivals, and May 26th-30th is no exception, as it will see the arrival of the Mystery Plays, an event that has been going on since the 1300s. Also referred to as York Corpus Christi Plays, the 48 plays featured tell the greatest story ever told, from the creation to the Last Judgement. May 2016 marks another special occasion for the mystery plays however: for the second time in 700 years the plays will be hosted at the York Minster. Arguably an exciting year for York’s Mystery plays, this is one event that is not to be missed.
The plays have been created and directed by a team of leading dramatists. Director Philip Breen is a rising star in the Royal Shakespeare Company. Having recently directed two hit productions, he is in esteemed company with writer Mike Poulton and scene designer Mike Jones. They are also joined by Dr. Richard Shephard MBE who is a visiting fellow at the University of York and producer Nicola Corp.
Set in one of the most iconic religious landmarks in the UK, the plays intend to excite, make you laugh, and make you cry. The magnificent setting of the York Minster is a once and a lifetime experience, and one not to miss.
For more information head over to their website here, and don’t forget to pop into our Petergate store to tell us all about it should you get tickets!