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Where do we go after the Mystery Plays ?

How do we follow the huge success of the 2018 Waggon Plays in a year when we have no Mystery Play performances?

Well, we’ve decided to stage an annual Nativity for York. This would be our own production which will keep alive the skills, support and enthusiasm generated through the Mystery Plays over the years.

We’ve already had enthusiastic support from York Theatre Royal, Riding Lights, the Minster and York Festival Trust, plus we now have the support of the York Business Improvement District (BID) and Make It York.

In keeping with the existing performance traditions we’ve been looking at medieval nativity plays as a source for this production. It’s important that it is both visible and accessible. We want to ensure that it appeals to members, the community, residents and visitors to York.

The great news is that we’ve agreed with the Spurriergate Centre, York, that the 2019 production will be staged there.

The informality of this space will lend itself to an interesting and welcoming dramatic opportunity for the cast and the audience.

Performances are planned as as follows:

December 12 and 13 – Two evening shows;

December 14 – Three shows;

December 15 – Two shows.

Each performance lasting for one hour.

A successful Nativity could become an integral part of York Christmas – a win for the City!

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