|A Message from the Chair|
It will probably come as no surprise to you to learn that the Trust has, with a heavy heart, decided to cancel the production of A Nativity for York 2020. We held on until now to see what the national and local situation was before making a decision.
Committee members held a Zoom meeting last week to carry out a risk assessment on the viability of the production. We felt we would’ve been able to handle the safety issues, but the risk of low audience numbers and the threat of a last minute cancellation, should there be further restrictions, with the subsequent loss of Trust funds, meant that, financially, we could not sustain it this year without jeopardising the production in 2021.
So where do we go from here? We are absolutely committed to a production in 2021 and know that we have the funds in hand to carry this out. We are still looking to see what we can do this December, possibly in the Spurriergate Centre, in a low risk, low cost way. So we have got our thinking caps on for a Mystery Play Celebration!
I’d like to record our sincere thanks to Maurice for undertaking the challenge of 2020 and developing the script, together with a wonderful vision for a the production.
Linda Terry, Chair YMPST
Read what Maurice has to say in this short message.