A Resurrection for York
Live theatre came back in July with a community production from the York Mystery Plays cycle
We brought an outdoor production from York’s Mystery Play cycle to the City on 3 & 4 July. Philip Parr directed a cast of community actors and musicians in an hour-long production, which looked at the experience of people after the crucifixion of Christ. The production moved us from terror and suffering to one of hope for a brighter future – reflecting the feelings of a society affected by the pandemic. ‘Hope’ was the key theme.
The play took place in the Resident’s Garden adjoining Dean’s Park at York Minster and was the result of a three-way partnership between York Festival Trust, York Minster and York Mystery Plays Supporters Trust.
A film of the production is available now on YouTube
Read about the plans, the play, the crew and the cast in this 8-page guide